Following the collaboration settlement signed between SolarDuck and RWE in July of 2022, RWE has chosen SolarDuck because the unique supplier for offshore floating solar (OFS) know-how with built-in energy storage in RWE’s bid for the Hollandse Kust West (HKW) VII offshore wind farm. The profitable bid will now materialize a hybrid OFS power plant at scale. SolarDuck will construct a 5MW demonstrator with revolutionary built-in energy storage options.
“This is a flagship project for SolarDuck and an important milestone for the wider OFS industry,” states SolarDuck´s CEO Koen Burgers. “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. We are proud to work together with our partner, RWE, in this important project.”
SolarDuck, a Dutch-Norwegian OFS firm, generates offshore solar energy utilizing its state-of-the-art know-how.
The HKW VII wind farm is considered one of two wind farms because of turn out to be operational by 2026 with a capability of 700 MW. The wind farm is positioned roughly 28.6 nautical miles (53 kilometers) off the west coast of the Netherlands. In addition to the manufacturing of offshore wind energy, the federal government requested collaborating events to supply options for totally integrating all of the electrical energy generated into the Dutch energy system with the purpose to contribute to the purpose of 21GW of offshore wind energy round 2030.