Savings on Day One
You’re overpaying for power. We build floating solar arrays that save our customers money from Day One through the life of the system, with zero upfront cost.
Floating solar is an elegant and cost-effective alternative to both ground- and rooftop-mounted PV systems, offering powerful benefits to public and private organizations across a diverse range of industries.
Cut Power Costs and Earn New Revenue
Replacing some or all of your utility-sourced power with floating solar can reduce your costs immediately; we'll secure financing that meets your cash flow goals, and help you opt into any local incentives. If you install a system that produces surplus power, you may be able to collect lease payments or even sell power to your neighbors.
Low Environmental Impact
Installing floating solar is a waste-free process and requires minimal excavation, reducing ground disturbances and simplifying permitting and environmental compliance. You won't have to pause installation because someone discovered an endangered spider at the construction site. Environmental stewardship is easy with floating solar.
Conserve and Retain Water
Water loves shade, and evaporation is reduced as a function of shaded surface area. This is a crucial benefit where supplemental water is scarce, and makes floating solar a strong fit for reservoirs, canals, aqueducts, water treatment plants, and irrigation ponds. "Shade balls" save water too, but they won't cut your power bill.
Protect Water Quality
Floating solar also offers a platform for mitigating harmful algal blooms (HABs) by shading the surfaces where cyanobacteria propagate, cooling the water, and powering both aerators and ultrasonic algae control devices. Shade also benefits reservoirs concerned with downstream temperatures and naturally-occurring bromide.
Maximize Resource Efficiency
Floating solar helps you cut marginal costs and extract better value from your investments. Reduce costly water delivery losses. Reduce pumping costs and be nicer to your aquifer. Cut your power bill, sustainably. Dedicate acreage to something other than solar, like growing crops. Even the PV modules themselves tend to perform better on water.
Global and Local Returns
In 2018, the UN IPCC reported that the world must achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, or our grandchildren will face catastrophic economic destabilization. Luckily, U.S. reservoirs alone can support enough floating solar to replace 10% of our fossil fuel consumption. We can't wait for a national consensus - distributed solar lets you take action today.
Questions about the science, technology, economics, and policies impacting floating solar?
If your organization has non-recreational surface water and pays a utility for power, it’s worth exploring how floating solar can help.
Some applications are obvious – wineries looking to save on power while maximizing acreage for grapes.
Some applications are emerging – communities securing low, stable rates ahead of utility bankruptcies and territory disputes.
Schedule a site assessment today to learn how floating solar can support the unique goals of your organization.
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Optimize hydropower generation and reduce costly evaporation.
Save on power while preserving valuable land acreage.
Recoup evaporation losses from canals and water treatment.
Offset pumping costs and reduce losses on water deliveries.
Reduce treatment costs and protect your delicate ecosystem.
Stormwater & Recharge
Improve groundwater recharge and earn new revenue.
Design & Installation
We’ll partner with industry-leading manufacturers and reputable local installers to deliver a system that suits your specific needs.
Choose cash purchase, debt financing, or a power purchase agreement (PPA) – we’ll even work with you on community solar.
Ops & Maintenance
Every system we install is fully warrantied, and includes monitoring and maintenance throughout the life of the system.
STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Follow our blog to stay up to date on developments in the floating solar space. You’ll find updates on notable projects around the world, policy changes that impact your industry, emerging technology, news from our firm, and hopefully a floating solar project of your own featured here!
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Schedule a Site Assessment Today
When you schedule a Site Assessment with Splash, you can expect a low-pressure conversation focused on your organization’s goals and challenges related to energy, water, and land. If it appears there’s a likely fit, we’ll want to analyze your energy bill and build some preliminary system designs.
If the designs suggest that a floating solar system will have the impact you’re looking for, then we’ll move deeper into project planning in accordance with your timeline and approval process. We’re committed to every customer’s successful outcomes – and we want to serve as strong ambassadors for floating solar in the U.S. – so we’ll only pursue a project if we’re confident the results will satisfy your organization’s goals.
Don’t pay a premium for your power any longer. Find out what floating solar can do for your organization today.