[By: Solar Duck]
Pondera, a famend consulting firm and mission developer in renewable – vitality, and SolarDuck, a key participant within the floating offshore photo voltaic market, signed a memorandum of understanding detailing the event of 555 MWp of offshore photo voltaic tasks over the approaching years. The businesses plan to develop these tasks between 2023 and 2025. Close to time period tasks shall be situated within the Netherlands, whereas these additional into the longer term shall be situated in South-East Asia.
Whereas each corporations have their headquarters within the Netherlands, they’ve a shared world ambition to make a tangible distinction in local weather change and contributing to world sustainable vitality objectives. Pondera, based in 2007, has been concerned in additional than 10GW of renewable vitality tasks, of which over 3 GW is operational and one other 3 GW beneath development. The corporate has seen steep development over the previous years and is gearing as much as turn into a key participant within the South-East Asian market. SolarDuck was based by a gaggle of likeminded maritime and vitality professionals, who discovered a option to generate solar energy offshore at utility scale. Their patented and licensed know-how is powerful, scalable, and capable of face up to sea situations and hurricane pressure winds. This know-how permits for photo voltaic vitality to be generated at sea, which opens a brand new and really promising market.
The businesses plan to develop tasks utilizing this know-how to ship photo voltaic vitality to cities and areas for whom photo voltaic is the most affordable renewable vitality supply, however that usually have hassle accessing this renewable vitality supply as a result of land shortage constraints. SolarDuck know-how permits these communities and companies to acquire clear vitality, whereas safeguarding aggressive vitality pricing. In 2023, the events goal to develop 5 MWp. By the tip of 2025, the businesses goal to have developed a complete of 555 MWp. The vitality produced shall be used to energy communities and native enterprise.
Following the signing of the MoU, the businesses have began scouting acceptable areas to put the aforementioned tasks. “I’m enthusiastic about our cooperation, and the dimensions of our mixed tasks”, says SolarDuck CEO Koen Burgers. “In Pondera, we discovered a associate who not solely shares our world ambitions, but additionally the drive to make these plans turn into actuality. They’ve a protracted and spectacular observe report which we intend to broaden with the addition of Offshore Floating Photo voltaic.”
Pondera CEO Hans Rijntalder is equally excited: “The floating offshore photo voltaic market could be very promising, and inside that market SolarDuck has developed an attention-grabbing technological platform for the international locations we’re energetic in. We have now watched SolarDuck scale up over the past yr, and we’re very impressed with their accomplishments up to now. Their know-how is promising – they acquired the world’s first certification for offshore floating photo voltaic by Bureau Veritas – and I see attention-grabbing alternatives for its utility in international locations like Indonesia and Vietnam. From our workplaces in these two international locations we’re capable of help our growth actions immediately on location.”
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