First two floating PV systems for pilot project installed

This week the companies Texel4trading (left picture) and Wattco (right picture) installed their floating PV systems on De Slufter at the Maasvlakte. In the coming week also Sunprojects and Sunfloat will install their systems. They are the four system builders in the National Consortium Zon op Water (Floating Solar), a consortium with more than 30 participants. The pilot is aiming to demonstrate the feasibility of floating solar on rough water. An important step on our way towards the largest floating PV system in Europe!

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National Consortium Floating Solar: first symposium

Last Thursday SEAC organized the first symposium for members of the National Consortium Floating Solar. Fifty participants came together, listened to the presentations and discussed the challenges of floating solar energy systems. Eneco generously hosted us for the day in the Eneco World auditorium. System suppliers Wattco, Sunprojects, Texel4trading and Sunfloat presented their recent technical developments. In the meantime the construction of the rough water pilots on De Slufter Maasvlakte are in full progress. The interest in floating solar parks is enourmously increasing, the 100 MWp line has now been crossed!

Floating solar: 2000 hectares in The Netherlands in 2023

Early 2017 was the official kick-off of the National Consortium “Zon op Water” (= floating PV or flotovoltaics).

The consortium consists of 30 companies, knowledge institutes and governmental parties. Together they have the ambition to further develop the flotovoltaics technology and to stimulate the realization of floating solar farms.

The ambition is to make a substantial contribution to the Dutch national sustainability goals: 2 GWp floating PV in 2023. The first goal of the consortium is a pilot and research project in 2017, focused on storm-resistance of the systems and on electricity yield assessment.

SEAC is leading the consortium. More information can be found here.