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Commercial & Industrial Floating Photovoltaic (FPV) Contractor

in California

At Collins Electrical Company, Inc., we believe that going “green” is important for the environment. Collins Electrical can provide floating photovoltaic (FPV) or “floatovoltaic” installations to help get your business “green” and save you green! Become efficient and non-wasteful with your energy usage, save on costs, and reduce the harmful impact on our natural environment. Get your floating solar system installed now!


Collins Electrical Company Inc., is a premier EPC Contractor, installing Commercial and Industrial Floatovoltaic systems throughout Northern and Central California.

Floating Solar is one of the most cost effective and relatively easy ways to generate renewable energy all while conserving water. By harnessing the incidental solar energy form the sun, Floatovoltaics convert the Direct Current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC) power, which we use every day.

Floating solar photovoltaic systems, also known as floatovoltaics, are solar modules that are installed on bodies of water like lakes, dams, and retention ponds. The modules are affixed to buoyant floats or pontoons and use solar radiation to produce electricity.

How do floating photovoltaic panels work?

Floating solar photovoltaic systems, also known as floatovoltaics, are solar panels that are installed on bodies of water like lakes or dams. The solar panels are affixed to buoyant floats or pontoons and use solar radiation to produce electricity. The solar panels consist of photovoltaic modules, inverters, and transformers. Photovoltaic modules gather photons of light and convert them into electrical energy. Inverters convert the direct current into electricity, and transformers raise the voltage to reduce electrical loss.

Enhance your business with the multitude of benefits that come from installing floatovoltaics, including:


Save valuable and limited land space while also reducing the need for deforestation. Instead of building solar on roofs or land, you’re able to build on underutilized bodies of water such as ponds, water reservoirs, or quarry lakes. Use your sunny land space for other business potentials such as farming or construction.


Floating solar saves water by reducing evaporation by offering shaded structures, improving water quality, and helping prevent corrosion on the shoreline. Reducing algae in freshwater bodies by reducing eutrophication. Algae can cause health complications, which can lead to the death of plants and wildlife that consume the water. Generating clean and renewable energy to help reduce dependence on energy generated from fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Solar panels are durable and perform well under high temperatures, but the high temperatures can reduce their thermal efficiency over time. Floatovoltaics are passively cooled, leading to more efficient solar panels and a potential for future significant cost-benefit savings. Floating solar panels maximize the amount of sun rays that fall on them since they’re in the middle of the water. Trees, dust, soil, buildings, and other structures could cause shading, which decreases the efficiency of solar panels by reducing their power output. Maintenance for floating solar panels is relatively less expensive than the cost of maintaining traditional solar panels.

Why choose Collins as your Floatolvoltaic Contractor?

For several years in a row, Solar Power World has consistently recognized us as one of the leading solar contractors in the industry. Our commitment to excellence and dedication to quality has earned us the #25 spot in California’s top solar contractors ranking for 2022. Established in 1924, Collins Electric is one of the leading electrical and solar contractors and engineering firms in Northern and Central California. We uphold our long-term reputation for unmatched quality, design, construction, and project management excellence. Our highly trained team of licensed electricians are IBEW-trained and experienced in all scopes of electrical work, including commercial and industrial floating photovoltaic (FPV) installation.

Limit your carbon footprint by installing floating solar panels at your business.
Help build a sustainable future, reach sustainability goals, and enhance your business’ reputation.

Renewables Division

1902 Channel Dr West Sacramento, CA 95691
Wen Luu
Renewables General Manager

Phone: 916-567-1100
Fax: 916-567-1292

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Take your business to the next level

If you are looking for commercial and industrial floating photovoltaic (FPV) installation in California, please reach out to us for a quote and see what Collins Electrical can do for you!