10 November 2022, 4:00 to 5:30 PM

This is a hybrid session with the following Zoom link for online participants: go.ateneo.edu/PSFBEConversationsFloatingSPV. No prior registration is required. Renewable energy generation through floating solar farm (FSF), also referred to as floating solar photovoltaics (FPV) or floatovoltaics has gained global interest in the last decade. They are located in ponds and reservoirs and so far, the only reported installation in a natural lake is at Laguna de Bay in the Philippines. There were four pilot sites with an average area of 200 m2 each that demonstrated the viability of the project, the community benefits and the water quality in the test areas near the installation and a few meters off the installation. The results of the pilot projects served as the basis of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) for allowing the use of the lake for FPV coupled with the implementing rules and regulations which give importance on environmental safeguards.
We will be joined by four esteemed panelists, namely:
Ms. Adelina C. Santos-Borja, Chairperson, Southeast Asian Limnological Network
Engr. Jun Paul Mistica, Manager, Resource Management and Development Department, Laguna Lake Development Authority Mr. Karlo Abril, Head of Project Execution and Energy Trading, SunAsia Energy, Inc. Dr. Jeffrey Kwik, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore They will share their experience, knowledge and expert opinion. The participants are encouraged to share the same and interact with the resource persons and colleagues in a lively conversation. At the end of our conversation, we hope to take home with us some answers or perhaps additional questions, suggestions and recommendations for our next opportunity to talk on the subject matter.

The Organizers
Southeast Asian Limnological Network (SEALNet)
Philippine Society for Freshwater Science (PSFS)
International Society of Limnology (SIL) – Tropical Inland Waters Working Group.

Conversations on Floating Solar Photovoltaics in Natural Lakes: Good or Bad?

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