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Aug 17

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XML solar boat

 

Vincent and Sasi have created XML very own solar boat powered by our own locally made solar PV panel using our very own glass-glass technology!

 

This is indeed a demonstration of a novel technology – glass/glass for floating solar farm!

 

It is crucially needed as put so close to the ocean water, the solar panel is indeed in extreme environments – extreme humidity and extreme salt concentration  that could lead to extreme corrosion (think of all the metals inside the solar PV), extreme mechanical motions (waves, storm, rains), potential extreme acid concentration (from acid rain), not to mention disturbance from sea animals. But floating solar farm also benefits from its close proximity to so much water for the extreme cooling it will get from it. The glass/glass technology does it all.

 

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