World’s largest floating offshore solar power plant construction begins – Interesting Engineering

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Alongside wind turbines, floating solar panels installed offshore can help increase renewable energy output. SolarDuck

Work for the five-megawatt (MW) offshore floating solar (OFS) power plant, the world’s largest so far, has begun and will include design, construction, and showcasing the facility using a modular solution, a press release said. Solar Duck, a Netherlands-based company, is providing the plant’s technology.

With countries looking to phase out fossil fuels, solar and wind-based energy solutions are being rapidly installed. While dropping power costs from these technologies is a welcome sign, their lower energy conversion rates are problematic. Both wind and solar energy plants need large tracts of land to harness large amounts of power to effect a transition.

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