Do you know additional pioneering work on this concept?

This is not a new idea at all. As early as 2007, a prototype of floating solar islands, equipped with both thermosolar and PV panels to generate heat and electricity, as well as continuously tuned with the solar inclination, was developed in a joint venture with UAE and CSEM, a Swiss research company. See details under



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    That is good to know, thank you for your input.  I did find information on solar islands, but generally the design ideas called for them to be placed out at sea.  This makes the concept less feasable due to varying weather conditions on the ocean and that is the reason why I did not include that information in my article.

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