Photovoltaic power is a clean energy source that can provide a sustainable source of energy for many areas. In addition to the traditional installation of PV panels on rooftops and in open areas, there are now innovative ways to install solar panels to take advantage of underutilized space.
One trend is to install solar panels on farms or farmland, which saves space and provides opportunities for convergent use, providing shade and increased light to plants, thereby increasing crop yields. This approach is already being used around the world, for example, China’s “photovoltaic poverty alleviation” program helps people escape poverty by installing solar panels on farmland in poor areas to increase yields.
Another method is to install solar panels on the water above the ground, known as floating solar panels, which saves land use and increases the efficiency of power output. This method has been used to build large solar power plants, and they can often rise with the level, thus avoiding flooding.
Another innovative approach is to install solar panels in infrastructure projects such as roads, railroads and airports. These vast areas of infrastructure often have no specific purpose, so installing solar panels can provide renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Overall, no matter where solar panels are installed, factors such as safety, effectiveness and economics need to be considered to ensure they are implemented correctly and provide maximum benefit.