The solar grid is a modular system that provides solutions for waterbodies with poor ecological quality and the allocation of renewable energy sources. Lakes, coasts and estuaries that suffer from siltation, monotony and little natural gradients and are situated near densely populated areas are suitable locations for solar grids to be implemented. This specific project was created for the IJmeer, a lake near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. But for coastal zones, the grids can also function as a flood defence.
Find more information about this project here: https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/youth/entry/solar-grids-5f11c82433a6b5.90404765
Link to IFLA Award page: https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/youth/news-single/2020-ifla-europe-student-and-young-professionals-competition-winners