Future of the Environment

Floating solar farms could cool down lakes threatened by climate change

Uwe SchwarzbachFollow Array of solar panels on Srinakarin lake near the dam in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand brucecarlson66, ANNE LOTTE and 46 m

Solar is now the 'cheapest source of electricity in history', according to a 2020 report. Image: Flickr/Uwe Schwarzbach

Giles Exley
Associate Lecturer of Energy and Environment, Lancaster University
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