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Floating solar panels on 1% of reservoirs ‘could double’ Africa’s hydropower capacity

Hydro dams are the largest renewable power source in a continent. Image: Unsplash/Michael Wilson

Josh Gabbatiss

Author, Carbon Brief

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Reservoir location, floating solar coverage and floating solar annual electricity production for 108 of the reservoirs analysed. Image: Gonzalez Sanchez, R. et al. (2021).
The worlds largest floating solar energy plan in China has a capacity of 40 megawatts. Image: Imaginechina Limited / Alamy Stock Photo

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