Floating solar PV and hydropower in Australia: feasibility, future investigations and challenges

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As floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) technology has become increasingly popular due to its many benefits, the potential of combining an FPV and hydropower plant (HPP) has also come to light. Many studies have been conducted covering its potential globally and locally, while only two of these hybrid plants currently exist in the world. No local studies have been conducted in Australia to analyse the potential of a hybrid floating photovoltaic (FPV) and hydropower plant (HPP), as such, this paper conducts a literature review in order to gain an understanding of the benefits and requirements of a hybrid plant. HPP locations in Australia where a hybrid plant may be established are also proposed, and a small analysis is conducted on their potential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2021 31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC)
EditorsSumedha Rajakaruna, Ahmed Abu Siada, Ho Ching Iu, Arindam Ghosh, Tyrone Fernando
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781665434515
ISBN (Print)9781665423748
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Australia
Duration: 26 Sept 202130 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC
ISSN (Print)2474-1493
ISSN (Electronic)2474-1507


Conference31st Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Hydroelectric power generation
  • photovoltaic power generation
  • Floating solar photovoltaic

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