“There is more sun at sea and there is the added benefit of a cooling system for the panels, which boosts output by up to 15 percent”
By Anthony Deutsch
AMSTERDAM, Feb 14 (Reuters) – An offshore seaweed farm in the North Sea will be turned into a large solar power farm that aims to pipe energy to the Dutch mainland in roughly three years.
The project comes at a critical time for the Netherlands, which is struggling to curb fossil fuel use and meet greenhouse gas emission targets after years of underinvestment in renewable energy sources.
After an initial pilot next year, a consortium comprising energy producers, scientists and researchers plans to ultimately operate 2,500 square metres of floating solar panels by 2021, said Allard van Hoeken, founder of Oceans of Energy, which devised the project.
The pilot, which will have 1.2 million euros …
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