The U.S. Army’s recently installed floating solar array highlights the untapped potential of installing solar farms on human-made reservoirs, reportsĀ The Hill.

Floating solar farms hold unique advantages over land-based solar farms, such as the ability to be installed in coordination with existing hydropower facilities, eliminating the need to build new transmission lines for the site.

It is estimated that floating solar arrays could produce as much as 10% of the nation’s power if installed on the more than 24,000 human-made reservoirs in the U.S.

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