Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project

AquaPV Ecological modelling support

October 2021 - September 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Oregon State University
  • INL

Climate change has highlighted the need for continued development and expansion of renewable energy. Floating solar has been proposed as an efficient solution to meeting energy demands with a minimal footprint. This project with collaborators at OSU aims to model the ecological implications of floating solar for freshwater habitats as part of a larger DOE SETO project with INL and NREL.

Presentations Presentation Date
Bredeweg, E., Arismendi, I., Murphy, C.A., Henkel, S. The dark underside of floating solar panels: Iterative runs of CE-QUAL-W2 models as an assessment tool for understanding the effects of floating photovoltaic arrays on reservoir limnology. Presentation to the Oregon Lakes Association Meeting. November 15, 2023. Corvallis, OR. November 2023