Gallery Hydrelio® 1
Gallery Hydrelio® 1
February 2020
Headquarters 59262 Sainghin-en-Mélantois, France

Hydrelio® - Floating solar photovoltaic panels for water resource conservation

Hydrelio® is modular, scalable, adaptable to most PV panels and compatible with many types of water bodies.

The solution aims to respond to the ground-mounted and rooftops systems issues. It is particularly interesting in areas where land is scarce and/or particularly expensive, for various reasons: necessity to preserve agricultural lands, in areas with a high population density, in small or island countries, in countries with lots of mountainous area Hydrelio® also tries to solve the issue of unused water surfaces for a positive purpose like generating green energy. Moreover, floating solar energy production and energy consumption can get closer to grid infrastructures as Hydrelio® can be placed in many water surfaces. The technology reduces solar exposure of water, therefore limiting water evaporation and also reducing algae growth and eutrophication which deteriorate the water’s quality. It is particularly interesting for irrigation ponds, dams or drinking water reservoirs for examples. Furthermore, solar cells are more efficient thanks to the natural cooling effect of the water.

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Key features

  • Saves valuable land like natural areas or fields
  • The plastic used is 100% recyclable
  • No danger to existing ecosystems


  • Payback reached in 7 years
  • A 40% of electrical savings for the landowner

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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