Jul 22, 2022

A pilot project in the North Sea will develop floating solar panels that glide over waves ‘like a carpet’

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German energy firm RWE is to invest in a pilot project centered around the deployment of floating solar technology in the North Sea, as part of a wider collaboration focused on the development of “floating solar parks.”

Set to be installed in waters off Ostend, Belgium, the pilot, called Merganser, will have a capacity of 0.5 megawatt peak, or MWp. In a statement earlier this week, RWE said Merganser would be Dutch-Norwegian firm SolarDuck’s first offshore pilot.

RWE said Merganser would provide both itself and SolarDuck with “important first-hand experience in one of the most challenging offshore environments in the world.”


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  1. Robert J Smith says:

    Will you please inform us of the results of the testing?
    Thank you,
    Robert J. Smith