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Our solutions based on
your site
characteristics

SELECT THE MAIN CONSTRAINT OF YOUR SITE :

We create innovative, bold and diversified solutions that make floating solar able to endure the environmental loads and aswer site characteristics in all types of project location.

Discover our solutions by type of constraint: waves, snow, salt water, restricted space on banks and with operating activities.

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Snow

Waves

Salty water

Restricted space on banks

Operating activity

Our solutions for FPV site with snow - Ciel & Terre
Our solutions for FPV site with snow - Ciel & Terre
Our solutions for FPV site with snow - Ciel & Terre

Our solutions for
areas with high levels
of snowfall

Floating solar systems are compatible with projects located in very cold areas. We consider a “cold zone” when the project can face temperatures from 0°C to -40°C/F and a snow load exceeding 350N/m² (62 psf).

To meet this site characteristics, we use :

  • a combination of laboratory testing
    (e.g. compliance with UL2730)
  • field observation through our projects installed in extremely cold regions such as South Korea, Colorado (USA) or Sweden.

Accordingly, we design our floats to withstand cold, ice and snow. Depending on the characteristics of your site, we have the right float for your needs.

Our records :

30cm

of snow

-20°C

registered

Discover our solutions :

The system for snow conditions below 350N/m² (62 psf)

  • 12° angle
  • “1 in a row” or “2 in a row” configuration
Our solutions for FPV projects with high waves - Ciel & Terre
Our solutions for FPV projects with high waves - Ciel & Terre
Our solutions for FPV projects with high waves - Ciel & Terre

Does your site experience high
wave levels?

Our products are designed to meet this challenge!
Indeed, our floating solar solutions are developed and tested by processes that reproduce real wave conditions.
All of our floating solar panel systems are designed to cope with waves up to 2m high (with wave breaker installed).
In addition to our floating photovoltaic systems, we have also developed our wave breaker technology which allows to secure the platform in environments with sustained wave conditions.
Above all, our teams provide you with a turnkey solution. Depending on both site characteristics and environmental loads, our solar power plants can be offered with or without our wave breaker.

Test result on
our fatigue bench :

+2.5m

cumulative
cycles

Of course, the anchoring of the power plant is key when facing waves. That is why at Ciel & Terre, we integrate the anchoring design into our solutions. In the same way, we offer to manage both the supply and the installation of anchors and mooring lines.
Our solutions for floating solar on salty water - Ciel & Terre
Our solutions for floating solar on salty water - Ciel & Terre
Our solutions for floating solar on salty water - Ciel & Terre

Floating solar
on salty water

Our solutions can be installed on salty water bodies without doubt. Indeed, they resist to the corrosion that can occur. As an expert in floating solar systems, we pay particular attention to the quality of the materials used in our system.

That is why we :

  • carefully choose the materials used to optimize their resistance thanks to the tests we have carried out beforehand,
  • ask for a study of the water quality to estimate the corrosive level,
  • carry out a control of the pieces which are subject to corrosion.

30 years

Of corrosion
resistance

Tested by

JIS H 8502:1999

C5 environment
compatible

According to ISO EN12994-2

At Ciel & Terre, we attach great importance to product testing as we are committed to providing you with reliable and sustainable solutions.
Our solutions for limited access banks - Ciel & Terre
Our solutions for limited access banks - Ciel & Terre
Our solutions for limited access banks - Ciel & Terre

Is access to your banks limited?
Discover, our solutions for an easy installation

You have a pond compatible with floating solar but access to your site is limited and the space available on the bank is very limited?

Our Hydrelio aiR technologies allow you to overcome these constraints and access the benefits of floating solar. To do so, we implement creative means to deliver to your site whatever the access conditions are. In addition, we have designed our FPV systems for a compact installation.

Last but not least, we guarantee you an easy installation even in the most restricted spaces.
Our solutions are non-invasive: no clearing or excavation required.

Our record :

-1m

Our smallest
construction zone size
on the banks

On the field :

CMIC pond | 2 835 kWc
Water storage reservoir

Our solutions for operating activity areas Ciel&Terre
Our solutions for operating activity areas Ciel&Terre
Our solutions for operating activity areas Ciel&Terre

Is your pond up and running and
its operation must continue even during
the construction?

At Ciel & Terre we have the solutions, the competence and the expertise to deploy floating solar power plants on operating water bodies :

  • hydroelectric dams
  • wastewater ponds
  • water treatment ponds
  • quarry and mining lakes
  • dewatered ponds
  • and much more.

Whatever the use of your pond, we have the appropriate solution. We dare to innovate and develop unique solutions – from floating systems to anchoring – so that you can implement floating photovoltaic systems.

30 M

Max. water
variation

0M

Lowest water
level

Adapted anchoring design

A reliable and durable floating solar power plant implies basically a well-designed and well-made anchoring system. If your pond is in operation, we take into account your particular constraints to offer you an anchoring solution that does not interfere with your activity, both during and after the construction of the plant.

On the field :

Parabolic mooring line :
Maiwald | 749 kWp
Pillar anchoring :
Taixi | 1 023 kWp

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