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Since the development of the first floating photovoltaic (FPV) power generation system in Japan in 2007, the application of such systems has gradually gained popularity in many countries around the world including China, South Korea, Taiwan, France, the Netherlands, Vietnam and the US.
The last three years were particularly important in terms of global FPV capacity gain. From 2017 onwards, the annual capacity additions have become significantly higher due to the increasing number of largescale projects primarily in China. Although today operational FPV plants can be found on every habitable continent on earth, Asia’s dominance in the number of projects and cumulative installed capacity is indisputable.