The Netherlands will build floating solar parks on a large scale in the coming years. First on inland waters and then at sea. According to Solar Future, in 2023, already 2 gigawatt-peak of floating power will have been realized, scientists and project developers predict.
The advantage of floating solar parks is that scarce land does not have to be used to generate sustainable energy. At first, mainly sand extraction ponds, dredging depots, reservoirs and basins of water companies are used. Moreover, floating solar parks generate more power than onshore PV installations, research shows.