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Mounting structures for floating PV from Spain

From pv magazine Spain.

Spanish engineer Isigenere says it can produce 1 MW of its virgin high-density polyethylene (HDPE) floating PV mounting systems every five days thanks to a plastic injection manufacturing process.

The latest iteration of the product – Isifloating 4.0 – is based on a patented double-float design and made of plastic commonly used for piping, as well as with UV additives and antioxidants. The plastic components have a minimum 3mm thickness, said Isigenere.

The tech company said the 240kg mounting structures offer minimum wind resistance thanks to aerodynamic design which ensures five-degree solar panel inclination. The products are said to operate in temperatures from -20 to 60 degrees Celsius and to be able to withstand wind speeds of up to 180 kmh and waves of up to 1m.

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Isigenere said the structures can be deployed with basic tools and equipment and 1 MW of them can be transported in eight 40-foot containers.

The manufacturer has an 80 MW annual production capacity and wants to double the figure within four months.

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Source: pv magazine