Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SolarDuck to build Japan’s first offshore floating solar demonstrator

Dutch-Norwegian company SolarDuck has been awarded a contract to build Japan’s first offshore floating solar power generator and automated sailing boat technology demonstrator together with local partners.

SolarDuck and its partners Tokyu Land Corporation and Everblue have been selected as part of the Tokyo Bay eSG Project, an advanced project led by the Bureau of Policy Planning of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. This project is aimed at realizing local production and consumption of energy in the Tokyo Bar Area through the implementation of cutting-edge, sustainable technologies.

Under the contract, the three companies aim to demonstrate local production of renewable energy for local consumption in the Tokyo Bay Area. This will be achieved through the practical application of Japan’s first “offshore floating photovoltaic power generation system,” the use of renewable energy generated on the ocean to power electric-powered boats, and the demonstration of marine transportation of storage batteries.

Tokyo Bay eSG Project targets to create a sustainable city that looks 50 to 100 years into the future by implementing cutting-edge technologies in the fields of cutting-edge renewable energy, next-generation mobility, and environmental improvement and resource recycling in the central breakwater area.

The project aims to realize the world’s most advanced technologies from the Tokyo Bay Area. The project was selected in the field of “cutting-edge renewable energy.