Floating solar panels are to be installed in the waters off Scotland for the first time this year - with First Minister Humza Yousaf insisting the technology has "significant potential".
Analysts at Rystad Energy believe Southeast Asia could become the largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the world with several significant projects planned this decade.
Singapore’s Sunseap is planning a $2 billion floating solar project on a reservoir in Indonesia’s Batam Island. If successful it will be the world’s largest to date and electricity could be exported via undersea cable to the nearby island city state of Singapore.
Equinor has announced plans to broaden its renewables offering by piloting a floating offshore solar plant off the Norwegian coast.
A floating island of solar panels is being tested in Chile as a way to generate clean energy and reduce water loss at mine operations, a cornerstone of the country's economy that uses huge amounts of electricity and water.