EDPR Sunseap has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with materials innovator Archwey to discover using recycled plastics in floating photo voltaic tasks.
By way of Plastic Bean, an Archwey subsidiary, the businesses will discover using 100% recycled plastic in future floating photo voltaic PV (FPV) tasks in Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea.
Because the photo voltaic business’s manufacturing footprint is changing into bigger, decreasing the environmental influence has been an element that corporations have checked out up to now, together with finish of life (EoL) take care of photo voltaic panels and recycling.
Up till now floating photo voltaic has been constructed utilizing 100% virgin plastic pontoons derived from oil, whereas Archwey’s thermoplastic resolution, BLUEWAVE, will use 100% recycled and recyclable plastic.
Singapore-headquartered EDPR Sunseap and Archwey anticipate the price of the recycled plastic to be just like or decrease than plastic constituted of virgin supplies.
Sjoerd Fauser, CEO of Archwey, mentioned: “By utilizing BLUEWAVE, a recycled and recyclable materials, within the building of floating photo voltaic farms we are able to dramatically scale back using virgin plastic and assist make this business genuinely sustainable.”
EDPR Sunseap continues to type partnerships to speed up its progress within the Asia Pacific area after signing an MoU with state utility Korea East-West Energy to collectively develop renewable tasks in South Korea in September.
PV Tech will take a better have a look at floating photo voltaic building methods within the subsequent version of PV Tech Energy (Quantity 33). You possibly can obtain your digital copy of PV Tech Energy by way of our subscription service right here.