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Floating Solar Potential is Huge, But Not Without Challenges, DNV Says

May 11, 2022

The potential global capacity for deploying floating solar photovoltaic (FPV) power is currently around 4 terawatts (TW) and installed capacity will reach 10 gigawatts (GW) worldwide by 2025, energy expert and assurance provider DNV said Wednesday…

German Firm Builds Floating Solar Plant on Quarry Lake

Apr 12, 2022

A German company will next month switch on a floating solar power plant it has built on a quarry lake, a rapidly-installed, renewable technology it says could help wean the country off Russian fossil fuels.BayWa r.e. said on Monday the photovoltaic…

Australia: Pilot Energy, Triangle Energy Terminate Proposed Farm-out and Cliff Head Solar, Wind JV

Feb 02, 2022

ASX-listed oil and gas company Pilot Energy Limited said Tuesday its proposed agreements with Triangle Energy to farm out a part of a block off W. Australia and create a solar and wind joint venture would not go ahead as the Australian regulators have refused to grant the necessary approvals…

Portugal to Hold First Auction of Right to Install Floating Solar Panels

Nov 25, 2021

Portugal has launched its first auction for the right to install floating solar parks on the waters of seven of the country's dams, with a total production capacity of 263 megawatts.Floating panels are being tested around the world, and Portugal's…

Fred. Olsen 1848: Bonheur's New Firm Developing Mobile Ports, Floating Wind, Solar Solutions

Nov 23, 2021

Bonheur, a Norwegian holding company for the Olsen family, has established Fred. Olsen 1848, described as a company dedicated to developing technologies and solutions for the renewable energy industry.'In Fred. Olsen 1848 we are determined to act now…

Renewables: $2,3 Billion Blue Eden Project Proposed for Swansea Waterfront

Oct 25, 2021

A project worth £1.7 billion (around $2,3 billion) that includes a giant tidal energy lagoon and floating solar array has been proposed for Swansea's waterfront, in Wales, UK,  by DST Innovations and a number of business partners, with support from Swansea Council and Associated British Ports…

Ocean Sun, Partners Get Norwegian Gov't Green Funds

Sep 07, 2021

Norwegian floating solar tech company Ocean Sun has received, through its participation in consortiums Scatec and Norsk Hydro, the Norwegian government green funds.The funds have been granted through the Green Platform, a new initiative that…

BV Grants 'First Ever' AiP for Offshore Floating Solar Tech

Aug 24, 2021

Testing, inspection, and certification firm Bureau Veritas (BV) has granted its  Approval in Principle (AiP) to Dutch renewable energy company SolarDuck for its offshore floating solar solution King Eider. 'This is the first time such an approval…

Floating Solar: DNV Advises on Indonesian Floating Solar Photovoltaic Project

Aug 06, 2021

Floating solar photovoltaic (PV), initially considered a niche technology, is now the fastest-growing solar PV category, alongside ground-mounted utility-scale solar and rooftop PV. As of August 2020, more than 60 countries have actively pursued the deployment of floating PV…

Nexans' Cable for World's First Harsh-environment Floating Solar Plant

Jul 28, 2021

Offshore cable manufacturer Nexans will deliver export cable for Equinor's floating solar pilot offshore Frøya in Norway. The floating solar project is slated to come online in December 2021 and will be the world’s first floating solar plant operating in rough offshore waters…

Solar Firm Sues U.S. Interior Department Over Offshore Wind Project Approval

Jul 20, 2021

A solar energy company has sued the Department of the Interior over its approval of the nation's first major offshore wind farm, alleging that the project off the coast of Massachusetts threatens the area's fishing industry and imperiled marine life…

Giant Floating Solar Farm Unveiled in Singapore

Jul 14, 2021

Singapore unveiled on Wednesday one of the world's largest floating solar panel farms, spanning an area equivalent to 45 football fields and producing enough electricity to power the island's five water treatment plants.The project is part of…

Ocean Sun, Statkraft Working to Retrieve Sunken Solar Plant in Albania

Jun 24, 2021

Norwegian floating solar tech company Ocean Sun is working to retrieve its floating solar power plant that sank in Albania earlier this month.As previously reported, Statkraft and Ocean Sun said the first of four Ocean Sun floating solar plants - covering 4…

VIDEO: Floating Solar Plant Starts Operation in Albania

Jun 03, 2021

The first of four Ocean Sun floating solar plants started operation Wednesday at the Statkraft Banja reservoir in Albania.The floater is located on Statkraft’s 72-megawatt hydropower plant and is now generating renewable energy and injecting the power into the Albanian national electricity grid…

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