Avoiding catastrophic climate change will require a rapid switch in the way we generate energy on a global and local scale. In particular, solar energy capacity will need to expand at a rate and scale that is unprecedented. However, there remain many technical, socioeconomic, political, and environmental challenges to achieving these goals. This project aims to explore how novel applications of solar such as Floatovoltaics (photovoltaics floated on freshwater lakes and reservoirs) and Agrivoltaics (photovoltaics implemented on agricultural land) can overcome these challenges and accelerate the energy transition.

Funding: Research Training Program
Advisors: Associate Professor Eve McDonald-Madden, Dr Joe Lane

Project members

Scott SPILLIAS

PhD Candidate