Floating Solar News


Bureau Veritas Issues World’s First Offshore Solar Prototype Certification to SolarDuck

Mar 27, 2024

Bureau Veritas has issued the world’s first prototype certification for a floating offshore solar technology to the Dutch-Norwegian renewable energy company SolarDuck for its 0.5 MW pilot platform Merganser.The certification represents a significant step forward in the development of marine renewable energy technologies for offshore applications.The Merganser project, developed by SolarDuck and supported by RWE…

DNV Validates Moss Maritime’s Offshore Floating Solar Design

Mar 19, 2024

DNV has issued a Statement of Conformity to Moss Maritime for the design brief outlining the design methodology for its offshore floating solar concept XolarSurf.The Statement of Conformity issued to Moss Maritime verifies that the design methodology…

Ramboll to Support Development of Renewable Energy Hub in Adriatic Sea

Mar 04, 2024

Danish engineering group Ramboll has been selected by Italian company Agnes to deliver advisory and technical support for a 600MW offshore wind project in the Adriatic Sea, that will also feature floating solar units, battery storage and hydrogen production plant…

Nautical SUNRISE to Test 5MW Offshore Solar Plant at Dutch Wind Farm

Mar 04, 2024

Nautical SUNRISE consortium partners have launched the EU-backed project whose aim is to facilitate research and development of offshore floating solar systems and its components.The Nautical SUNRISE project, supported with $7.35 million of Horizon Europe funding…

EU Partners Join Forces to Bring Offshore Solar to GW-Scale

Feb 20, 2024

An EU joint industry project, bringing together 16 partners, has been launched with the aim of scaling up the standard format of offshore solar to 150 MW and enable the development of GW-scale renewable energy farms.The project, dubbed BAMBOO…

BOOST Consortium Deploys Offshore Solar Demonstrator in Spain

Jan 03, 2024

The BOOST project consortium, coordinated by Norwegian company Ocean Sun, has deployed a 270 kWp-rated offshore floating solar demonstrator close to the port of Tazacorte at La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands.Partially funded by the European Union…

UK Approves Grant for First Offshore Solar Project in Indonesia

Dec 26, 2023

Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst program has awarded a little over $500,000 in grant funding for a project that will seek to develop Indonesia’s first fully offshore floating solar farm.The grant funding was approved for the Solar2Wave project…

Dutch Developer Hooks $16M to Advance Offshore Solar Business

Dec 21, 2023

Dutch company SolarDuck has secured $16.4 million from existing and new investors for the development and deployment of its offshore solar technology.The funding has been provided by Katapult Ocean, Green Tower, Energy Transition Fund Rotterdam and Invest-NL…

Nova Innovation's Floating Solar Technology Powers Forth Ports' HQ

Nov 09, 2023

Marine energy firm Nova Innovation has installed a marine floating solar demonstrator to power Forth Ports’ headquarters in the Port of Leith, Scotland.'Nova’s expertise in managing subsea power stations has paved the way for the development of robust floating solar technology…

Oceans of Energy and DNV Collaborate to Unlock the Power of Offshore Solar in the North Sea

Oct 09, 2023

The independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has partnered up with Oceans of Energy, a Dutch company specializing in offshore solar technology, services, operations, and ecological and energy systems research, to accelerate the deployment and scaling of offshore solar technologies…

How Floating Solar Panels Could Power Future Population Hotspots

Aug 04, 2023

Vast arrays of solar panels floating on calm seas near the Equator could provide effectively unlimited solar energy to densely populated countries in Southeast Asia and West Africa.Our new research shows offshore solar in Indonesia alone could generate about 35…

Malaysia's Sarawak Energy Plans 400MW Floating Solar Capacity by 2030

Jun 29, 2023

Sarawak Energy aims to install at least 400 megawatts (MW) of floating solar power capacity at its dams by 2030 as the Malaysian utility expands to meet rising demand for renewables from neighboring countries, its group chief executive said…

Fred. Olsen 1848 Introduces Floating Solar Array

Jun 20, 2023

Fred. Olsen 1848 has introduced near and offshore floating technology it has named BOLETTE.The company says it has overcome the main challenge for floating solar, particularly in marine environments: how to handle wave loads in combination with wind…

TNB Renewables, TNB Research ink LOI with SolarDuck and Hydro

Jun 16, 2023

SolarDuck will install a 780kW offshore floating solar (OFS) plant off the coast of Tioman island in Malaysia as a research project to assess technical and economic feasibility of OFS in Malaysia.As part of the global roll out of Offshore Floating Solar…

Floating Solar Market Set to Surpass 6 GW by 2031, Says Wood Mackenzie

May 25, 2023

The global floating solar market is expected to pass the six-gigawatt (GW) threshold by 2031, as PV developers struggle to meet growing solar demand and look to alternate development technologies, energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report Wednesday…

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