RWE commissions initially floating PV plant

Jul 1, 2022 02:55 PM ET
  • Project gets on a lake near the Amer nuclear power plant in the Netherlands
RWE commissions initially floating PV plant
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RWE has commissioned its initial floating solar project on a lake near the Amer nuclear power plant in Geertruidenberg in the Dutch province of North Brabant.

The plant consists of around 13,400 modules and has actually a mounted capacity of 6.1 MW.

The floating PV system is the most up to date of an overall of 3 planetary systems at the Amer nuclear power plant, RWE claimed.

RWE Generation president and also Netherlands country chair Roger Miesen stated: "With the Amer solar park, we are revealing that we can transform standard plant locations into innovative projects that advertise cutting-edge solutions for a sustainable energy system.

" The Netherlands is one of RWE's critical core markets and we will certainly continue to contribute to the power transition in the country via the expansion of renewable energies and also CO2-free, flexible capacities."

To avoid the modules from dropping off-- for instance in solid winds-- they are secured to 52 concrete blocks that lie at the bottom of the lake.

Each block considers 4.6 tonnes. A total of 25km of cable were laid to bring the produced electricity to the coast and also feed it into the nuclear power plant's grid.

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