A Review on Conceptual Design of Support Structures For Floating Solar Power Plants

Markieh H. P., Khaleghi Hendukhale A., Khorasanchi M., Oğuz E.

7th Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium (OSES 2023), 12-14 July 2023, Malta, San-Gwann, Malta, 12 - 14 July 2023, pp.1-8

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: San-Gwann
  • Country: Malta
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-8
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper reviews the conceptual design of support structures for floating solar power plants. The advantages of floating photovoltaic (PV) power plants are discussed, including the cooling effect of water and limited evaporation. The paper evaluates the advantages and disadvantages of existing designs, including flexible and rigid types, and highlights areas that require further improvement. The challenges of structural integrity and redundancy are also addressed.