Report: Where Sun Meets Water

Een interessant rapport over de Floating Solar markt wereldwijd.


Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. ESMAP assists low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. ESMAP is funded by Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, the Rockefeller Foundation, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the World Bank.

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)

The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore, founded in 2008, is Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research. SERIS is supported by the National University of Singapore (NUS), National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). It has the stature of an NUS University-level Research Institute and is endowed with considerable autonomy and flexibility, including an industry friendly intellectual property policy.

SERIS’ multi-disciplinary research team includes more than 160 scientists, engineers, technicians and PhD students working in R&D clusters including i) solar cells development and simulation; ii) PV modules development, testing, certification, characterization and simulation; iii) PV systems, system technologies, including floating PV, and PV grid integration. SERIS is ISO 9001 & ISO 17025 certified.

SERIS has extensive rich knowledge and experience with floating PV systems, including having

designed and operating the world’s largest floating PV testbed in Tengeh Reservoir, Singapore, which was commissioned by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, and the EDB. Launched in October 2016, this testbed compares side by side various leading floating PV solutions from around the world. Through detailed monitoring and in-depth analysis of performance of all the systems, SERIS accumulated deep insight into floating solar and SERIS’ objective is to disseminate the best practices in installation and operation of floating solar pants as well as help to formulate standards for floating PV.