SolarDuck and RWE to build largest Offshore Floating Solar plant

SolarDuck and RWE to build largest Offshore Floating Solar plant

Simulation of what the offshore floating hybrid wind and solar power plant would look likeSolarDuck

The Offshore Floating Solar power plant will be built at the offshore wind park Hollandse Kust West VII (HKW VII), in the Netherlands.

The Nijmegen-based company SolarDuck will be building the world’s largest offshore floating solar power plant at HKW VII. It will also be the largest hybrid offshore wind and offshore floating solar project. This will be done in collaboration with the Germany multinational energy company RWE. The contract was awarded to the partnership, formed in July, after the winning bid of RWE’s subsidiary, Oranje Wind Power II.

SolarDuck was selected as the exclusive provider for offshore floating solar (OFS) technology with integrated energy storage. They will therefore build a 5MW demonstrator with integrated energy storage solutions. The project due to become operational in 2026

SolarDuck ́s CEO, Koen Burgers, stated: “This is a flagship project for SolarDuck and an important milestone for the wider OFS industry. SolarDuck, being the first to build a hybrid project at this scale, will demonstrate the robustness of our solution, prove the important role of system integration in building future-fit energy systems, and enable the scaling of the technology to accelerate its adoption. We are proud to work together with our partner, RWE, in this important project.”

Author: Emma Dailey

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