LONDON: Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck is working with German energy company RWE to build a floating solar plant on a North Sea wind farm.
It will be the largest offshore floating solar plant in the world, with the capacity to supply electricity to hundreds of homes.
The company informed that the solar panels will be built on a platform raised a few meters above sea level.
According to the company, the floating solar plant is expected to be operational in 2026.
According to the company, the plant will use existing cables for wind farms to re-channel electricity to the coast.
Meanwhile, Ocean Sun’s Chief Executive, Borge Bjorneklett, said his company built a floating platform where solar panels rest on a base that flexes when waves pass under it.
“It has an effective effect in reducing the impact of strong waves and preventing wave breaking.
“Because the solar panel is completely flat, the force acting on it is reduced.
“In fact, being close to the sea water also cools the cells thus improving their performance,” he said. – AGENCIES
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