International solar energy company, Ciel & Terre International is exhibiting its patented Hydrelio system technology with a floating photovoltaic (FPV) display at the Intersolar North America.
Their solar achievements have also positioned them with two finalist positions in the Intersolar Europe Awards, and ultimately becoming winners of the Photovoltaic Award.
Ciel & Terre has made waves in the solar power world for over 10 years with experience installing their large-scale floating PV systems all around the world. Their completed projects, placed in various market applications and countries, showcases FPV taking shape as a real alternative to traditional PV commonly seen in the form of rooftop and ground-mounted systems.
In the past year, the organization increases their US reach with their first public utility project in Orlando, alongside their local Florida representative D3 Energy and in partnership with the Orlando Utilities Commission. Ciel & Terre installed a 31.5 kWp floating solar system on the OUC’s storm water storage reservoir, a dead water space at the facility, and is expected to generate up to 51,000 kWh per year.
Besides application in public utilities, Ciel & Terre’s expertise has also allowed them to successfully present the first hybrid FPV and hydroelectric system in the world, realized in partnership with EDP Group and D2M-Energytransit. Installed at the Alto Rabagão Dam in Portugal, it has a peak capacity of 220 kW and is expected to generate 332 MWh in its first year.
The Hydrelio system by Ciel & Terre earned them finalist positions in two categories of the Intersolar Europe Awards, including winning the Photovoltaics Award, which honors entries for innovative technical products and solutions, and the Outstanding Solar Projects Award for their project in the Alto Rabagão hydroelectric dam project, which pays tribute to applications that set a particularly inspiring example in driving the global energy transformation forward.
So far, Ciel & Terre International have installed floating solar systems in over ten countries, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, UK, France, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, and the US. With more than 70 MWp of solar PV power production currently utilizing the Hydrelio system, Ciel & Terre will expand to 130 MWp of floating solar by the end of this year.