Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems

Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems

Modelling, Design and Case Studies

1st Edition - November 7, 2017

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  • Authors: Marco Rosa-Clot, Giuseppe Marco Tina
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128123232
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128121498

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Submerged and Floating Photovoltaic Systems: Modelling, Design and Case Studies investigates how the use of photovoltaic systems in and on the water can create a positive synergy by increasing the cost effectiveness of PV systems, satisfying the local energy demand and creating positive effects on water. Tina and Rosa-Clot combine their wealth of experience to present a theoretical, numerical, experimental and design-focused analysis of water-integrated PV systems. The book is dedicated to providing a very accessible and understandable analysis of the theoretical and modeling aspects of these PV systems. The authors explore and analyze many existing projects and case studies which provide the reader with an understanding of common design and installation problems, as well as a thorough economic study to help the reader justify the adoption of this very clean method of creating renewable energy.

Key Features

  • Investigates the installation of photovoltaic systems and storage systems over and under the water’s surface
  • Offers theoretical and practical explanations of how to study, analyze and design photovoltaic energy systems which are complemented by MATLAB simulations for an enhanced learning experience
  • Considers how the use of submerged and floating photovoltaic systems can work to fulfill domestic energy demand


Energy engineers, energy efficiency professionals, transportation energy professionals, photovoltaic researchers and professors, energy consultants, energy efficiency project managers, municipal officers, planning commissioners, town planners and those interested in innovative photovoltaic projects,

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Solar Energy
    3. Photovoltaic Electricity
    4. Submerged PV Systems
    5. Floating system
    6. Concentration system on floating plants
    7. Storage systems and floating plants
    8. Floating plant and environmental problem
    9. Integration of Water Based PV System
    10. Appendix 1 Nomenclature

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 7, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128123232
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128121498

About the Authors

Marco Rosa-Clot

Professor Marco Rosa-Clot Graduated with First Class Hons from Scuola Normale, Pisa, in 1966. After one year as researcher at Columbia University (New York 1968), he was Professor of Quantum Physics and General Physics at Pisa University (1969-87). In the period 1975-78 he was a fellow of the Theoretical Division at CERN. Subsequently he was appointed to the chair of Nuclear Physics at Florence University (1988-2009). From 1997 to 2003 he was the scientific director of CRS4 (Centre of numerical simulation in Sardinia), From 1990 to 2015 he has been the scientific director of the private company SIT (Scienza Industria Tecnologia) and since January 2016 of the private company Koiné Multimedia. He he is author of about 100 works published in international reviews on theoretical physics, nuclear physics, environment and energy problems and in the last 10 years he worked extensively on submerged and floating photovoltaic systems (see )

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientific Director, Upsolar Floating Srl, Italy

Giuseppe Marco Tina

Giuseppe Marco Tina is associate Professor of Electric Energy Systems at UdC. In 2013 he received the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor. From 1993 to 1996 he worked in the industrial sector with Agip Refineries and ST Microelectronics in Italy, as electrical engineer responsible for electrical facilities operation and maintenance. He was also made Associate researcher for INFN (National Institute for Nuclear Physics), Catania, Italy in 2002 and was responsible for Erasmus agreements (France, Spain, Greece). Tina’s international scientific output includes 65 journal publications and over 120 publications in conference proceedings. Research and publications: analysis and modelling of renewable energy generation systems (wind and Photovoltaic systems), DGSs (Dispersed Generation Systems), Energy and Ancillary Services Market, Stationary applications of Hydrogen Technology, photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems, monitoring and diagnostic of photovoltaic systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Electric Energy Systems, University of Catania (UdC), Italy

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