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The North Sea will soon be home to a brand-new “floating carpet” made up of solar panels.
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The North Sea will soon be home to a brand-new “floating carpet” made up of solar panels.

A new proposal to create a "floating carpet" of solar panels in the North Sea was unveiled. German energy provider RWE will invest in a trial project to deploy floating solar technology in the North Sea." Merganser," a 0.5-MWp pilot, will be installed off Ostend, Belgium. "Merganser" will be SolarDuck's first offshore pilot, according to RWE."Merganser" would give SolarDuck and RWE "valuable first-hand experience in one of the world's most demanding offshore settings," RWE said. SolarDuck opens up new solar energy potential in the North Sea. RWE reportedly chose SolarDuck for the Dutch HKW VII contract (system integration). The winning bid will integrate a 5 MWp offshore floating solar plant and cutting-edge energy storage into the offshore wind farm. RWE and SolarDuck will create s...