It sounds weird, but could it work? Can we help solve the CO2 crisis with huge floating islands of solar cells?
Thomas Hinderling wants to build solar islands several miles across that he claims can produce hundreds of megawatts of relatively inexpensive power. He's the CEO of the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique, a private R & D company.
I'm skeptical these islands would withstand the ocean environment, and some researchers think desert land is a better place for large solar power plants.
One side effect, the islands would attract fish, and I'm sure somebody would want to go fishing there. Could help lower the cost, I suppose, by selling fishing rights.
hat tip: wired science