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Netherlands boosts industry consortium with €7.8M for offshore floating solar development

SolarDuck and its partners have been awarded the DEI subsidy to build and test the Offshore Floating Solar platform Merganser.

Netherlands boosts industry consortium with €7.8M for offshore floating solar development

Source: SolarDuck

Moscow, November 18 - Neftegaz.RU. The consortium has received a €7.8m project subsidy from Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) to develop, test and validate the Merganser solar energy platform in harsh North Sea weather conditions.

SolarDuck and marine research institutes Delft University of Technology, TNO, MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands) and Deltares aim to prove that the new installation can accelerate and scale up the energy transition through marine solar energy, solving the problem of limited available land space at the same time.

Don Hoogendoorn, CTO of consortium partner SolarDuck, said:

  • We are very proud to have the DEI+ subsidy on board to build a scalable floating solar energy solution. Based on our first, successful pilot in 2021, our technology has already obtained an Approval in Principal (AiP) from Bureau Veritas.

  • We are proud to collaborate with such renowned knowledge institutions as Deltares, Marin, TNO and TU Delft. You must realize that these people are the best in their field – all of them have dedicated their professional lives to solar and maritime research.

  • Together, we’ll make this project successful and make sustainable offshore solar energy commercially viable much faster. This fits perfectly with our aim to power the world with clean energy and support the energy transition.

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