Scientists at Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology have quantified the cooling effect provided by Ocean Sun’s floating PV system that is in direct contact with the water surface. They found that the water-cooled Ocean Sun solution had on average 5-6 % higher yield compared to solutions where there is an air gap between the panel and the water body (standard pontoon design). The researchers also found that the difference in yield increased to more than 10% in periods with high irradiance.

Read more about the study in PV Magazine here: