A floating solar farm on the edge of London is on its way to providing 10 million residents with clean drinking water , according to an article by EcoWatch. Sitting on top the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir at Walton-on-Thames, the 6.3 megawatt array consists of 23,000 solar panels and according to The Guardian, it’s worth £6 million (an estimated $8 million). The 13.7 megawatt solar farm in Japan is slated to be completed in 2018 and will soon be the leader of supplying clean drinking water.
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According to The Guardian, Angus Berry, energy manager for Thames Water said:
This will be the biggest floating solar farm in the world for a time—others are under construction.
Instead of draining electricity, the £6m project will be able to generate electricity to power the utility’s local water treatment plants without having the floating panels affect the ecosystem.
For more information, visit EcoWatch.com.
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