SolarDuck has been awarded the world´s largest hybrid offshore floating solar power plant at the offshore wind park Hollandse Kust West VII (Netherlands). The company will build a 5MW demonstrator with innovative integrated energy storage solutions with the project due to become operational in 2026. Delivering this project will enable SolarDuck to scale faster, reap the associated cost benefits and ultimately accelerate commercial projects at grid scale. Hybrid offshore wind and OFS projects promise to accelerate the adoption of OFS at scale.
The complementarities between wind and solar resources as well as making better use of existing infrastructure and the ocean space will drive the growth of hybrid OFS projects. In this way, SolarDuck can have a deeper impact in decarbonising the world, particularly in sunny regions of the world where land is scarce. SolarDuck CEO Koen Burgers said: “This is a flagship project for SolarDuck and an important milestone for the wider OFS industry. SolarDuck, being the first to build a hybrid project at this scale, will demonstrate the robustness of our solution, prove the important role of system integration in building future-fit energy systems, and enable the scaling of the technology to accelerate its adoption.”
Credits: renews,biz [Image: SolarDuck]