Dutch consortium plans first ‘offshore’ floating solar plant

Research into developing the first “offshore” floating solar power plant in the Netherlands has been launched. A consortium which includes Oceans of Energy, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, TNO, TAQA and the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands is working with Ultrecht University for the three-year project. The university is conducting a study into the energy […]

Dutch floating solar farm gets go-ahead

A floating solar farm project has been given the green light in the Netherlands. The Lingewaard solar farm will consist of 6,150 panels, expected to generate enough electricity to power 600 households. It will be installed on the irrigation water reservoir near Bemmel, which is used to supply water to the gardeners in the area. […]

Solar floats to the top with largest site of its kind

A floating solar farm claimed to be the world’s largest has been successfully connected to the grid in China. The announcement was made by inverter supplier Sungrow, which helps operate the 40MW power plant in Huainan. The 120,000 solar panels float on the surface of a lake formed when old coal mines flooded – the total […]

Sun shines on Europe’s largest floating solar array

  ELN Chief Reporter Priyanka Shrestha visits the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in Greater London where Europe’s largest floating solar array is being installed. Watch to find out more about the innovative project.

Brazil launches first stage of 10MW floating solar farms

Brazil has launched the first stage of a 10MW floating solar project. A solar system with a capacity of 1MW, which is located at a hydropower plant in Balbina, has started operating. It is part of a study that includes two floating arrays which in total are expected to have a capacity of 10MW. Another 1MW […]

Blog: Water way to prove your energy credentials!

Being an energy manager isn’t an easy task. Convincing your board members to back an energy efficiency or renewable project takes months if not years. That’s especially true when it comes to asking for financial support. In the current climate of low prices, renewable projects are harder to get off the ground plus the fact […]

Work starts on London’s floating solar array

The construction of Europe’s largest floating solar project in London has begun. More than 23,000 solar panels will be installed on Queen Elizabeth II reservoir, with a total installed capacity of 6.3MW. They are expected to generated 5.8 million kWh in the first year, equivalent to the annual power usage of around 1,800 homes. The […]

Manchester to be home to “Europe’s largest” floating solar farm

A floating solar farm with a capacity of 3MW will be installed in Greater Manchester. UK water company United Utilities claims it will be the largest of its kind in Europe. The project costs £3.5 million and will consist of 12,000 solar panels floating in the firm’s Godley reservoir which will generate 2.7GWh of electricity […]