Review of recent water photovoltaics development

Jianke Hu, Kai Teng, Changjie Li, Xianpei Li, Jun Wang, Peter D. Lund*

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Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) power generation plays an important role in the clean energy. Placing PV on water has therefore become an interesting alternative siting solution. In this paper, the floating photovoltaic system is divided into four categories: fixed pile photovoltaic system, floating photovoltaic system, floating platform system and floating photovoltaic tracking system and the principles, technologies and future challenges of PV systems on water will be reviewed. Other challenges encountered with water PV are discussed and future research directions are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberoiad005
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalOxford Open Energy
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review

Keywords

  • high ionic conductivity
  • interfacial conduction
  • modulated energy band structure
  • p-n heterojunction
  • semiconductors

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