Two solar power plants on water with a total capacity of more than 70 MW were put into operation in the Netherlands by the German company BayWa r.e. AG and her Dutch daughter GroenLeven.
According to experts, these two facilities are the largest floating solar power plants built outside Asia. In total, the German concern has already installed 11 floating solar power plants in Europe with a total capacity of more than 180,000 kW.
The floating stations built in the Netherlands have been specially designed to minimize the impact on the flora and fauna of the lakes. They are installed in the deepest points of lakes and, according to studies, do not have a negative impact on the environment.
According to the Photon.info solar news portal, the concern expects that the installation of floating objects will help accelerate the planet’s transition to renewable energy sources.