Global - Dams Database

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This database contains parameters gathered after an assessment of the technological potential for development of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on existing hydropower dams and other reservoirs, starting with a pilot in FY18 focused on West Africa and India gathered from World Bank hydro projects. This database has been expanded to include the International Hydropower Association (IHA) dataset for India: also includes data gathered from the FAO's public Aquastat database for Africa: dataset also contains data gathered from the public Global Reservoir and Dam Database (GRanD) for Africa.The database will be included in the Global Solar Atlas ( where they will be directly linked to the solar resource through the Floating Solar module. The purpose of the resulting Floating Solar Atlas is to enable potential developers or stakeholders to quickly navigate to the site of interest and obtain information about the potential for development of a floating solar PV project. Following the FY19 updates, the database will continue to expand to other regions until a global dataset has been completed.The current coverage spans the continent of Africa and India only, with upcoming updates to include other continents.

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Author Rachel Fox
Last Updated March 24, 2021, 08:57 (UTC)
Created December 16, 2019, 19:52 (UTC)
Topic Extractive industries
Country India; Zambia; Angola; Tunisia; Tanzania, United Republic of; Madagascar; Egypt; Morocco; South Africa
Region South Asia; Africa
Status Ongoing
Published year 2019
Start date 2018

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