Abstract: The high energy demand and the constant depletion of the fossil fuels lead us to shift our focus to renewable energy sources which are not only the future unlimited source of energy, it is also eco-friendly and viable for the environment. Hydro and Wind though are renewable sources but are area specific. Solar energy on the other hand can be installed in any place. The major issue with the solar energy is the requirement of land which is scarcely available in the world and even costly to get. But floating solar plants can be installed in any water bodies which will not only reduce the cost of the land but will increase the amount of generation with the cooling effect of water. This paper concentrates upon the design parameters of the floating platform but will also focus upon the effect of panel shade on the ecosystem.

Keywords: Floating Solar, Design parameters, Floating Platform, ecosystem, renewable