CX-101573: Quantifying and Valuing Fundamental Characteristics and Benefits of Floating Photovoltaic (FPV) Systems

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Award Number: DE-EE0008746
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.16, B5.15
Solar Energy Technologies Office
Location(s): FL
Office(s): Golden Field Office

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to provide funding to University of Central Florida (UCF) to undertake controlled research into floating photovoltaics (FPV). UCF would seek to assess the performance capabilities of FPV technologies, potential environmental impacts of the technologies, and collect data for use in the subsequent development of research protocols. Monitoring and field surveys would be performed at four existing FPV sites and four existing land-based photovoltaics (LPV) control sites in Florida, Colorado, and California. The project would be completed over two Budget Periods (BPs), with a Go/No-Go Decision Point in between each BP.