Two projects are demonstrating that floating solar power plants along with hydropower facilities are a match made in renewable energy heaven.

The EDF Group’s Lazer floating solar power plant is the first of its type, constructed in France by subsidiary EDF Renewables.

The floating solar power plant comprises over 50,000 solar panels, with a total installed capacity of 20 MWp (megawatts peak). It complements the hydropower scheme, by continuing to supply electricity when the water from the Lazer Reservoir is used for crop irrigation.

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