Politico interviewed our founder and CEO Allard van Hoeken in reaction to the EU Strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy, since Oceans of Energy’s offshore floating solar system is included as a successful technology in the strategy report.
From the Politico article:
“Oceans of Energy is a Dutch company that became a pioneer in the field in 2019, when it launched the world’s first offshore floating solar instalation in the North Sea.
The 17-kilowatt pilot module was designed to withstand 13-meter waves. It has since been expanded to 50 kW and survived extratropical cyclones including this year’s storms Ciara and Dennis, which wreaked havoc in the British Isles and caused widespread flooding across Europe.
“We’ve proved that our panels can be placed in a complex, highly corrosive environment and endure,” said company founder and CEO Allard van Hoeken.
Van Hoeken said that the inclusion of offshore solar in the Commission’s Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy — which includes measures geared toward boosting research and innovation and investments in ocean energies — could provide critical support for the burgeoning sector.”
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