Offshore Solar News


SolarDuck, RWE Install Offshore Solar Pilot in Dutch North Sea

Jul 04, 2024

With the support of RWE, the Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck, has installed its offshore floating solar (OFPV) project, Merganser, off the Dutch coast.The pilot project aims to test and demonstrate the structural, mooring and electrical designs and acquire knowledge about manufacturing, assembly, offshore installation and maintenance methodologies required for large-scale commercial deployment of OFPV…

SolarDuck Sets Up Shop in Japan as it Eyes Wider Asia Pacific Opportunities

May 30, 2024

Dutch-Norwegian floating solar company SolarDuck has opened an office in Tokyo, strengthening its commitment to the Japanese market and wider Asia Pacific region.The regional office will oversee business development activities over the entire Asia Pacific region…

Japan’s First Offshore Solar Demonstrator Hits Water in Tokyo

May 09, 2024

Dutch-Norwegian floating solar company SolarDuck, in collaboration with Japanese partners, has completed the installation of Japan’s first offshore floating solar demonstrator which will be used to power electric vehicles and boats.Together with its project partners Tokyu Land Corporation…

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…

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…

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…

New Grid-Scale Offshore Wind-Solar Project Planned for Italy

Mar 01, 2024

SolarDuck, Green Arrow Capital and New Developments have agreed to collaborate on the development of a floating photovoltaic (PV) farm integrated with a floating offshore wind farm.The Corigliano offshore hybrid wind-solar farm will be located…

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…

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