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.