Solar Duck

Solar Duck

BLIX supports the development of floating solar fields

In the Netherlands, the young and ambitious team of Solar Duck develops solar fields on lakes, near-shore and off-shore. BLIX supports with technical knowledge, financial analyses and resources.

Floating solar panels are efficient and often do not disturb the environment of people. The PV-panels can be placed and removed relatively quickly, which creates an opportunity in case of a temporary increase in power demand or a temporarily available location.

For example the ice sculpture festival in Zwolle generated its electricity from PV-panels floating in the canal. In large rivers in South America, entire solar islands float to supply the local, often isolated, population. In time, offshore solar fields will be common, especially along the coastlines of large cities where sunlight is abundant.

Image: example of floating solar field in design phase