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Fossil fuel dependency

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Issue

Fossil fuel dependency

There is a strong dependency on fossil fuels.

Port of Rotterdam and Rijkswaterstaat decided to reduce fossil fuel emissions.

Solution

Floating Solar Panels

Momentarily, a test case for floating solar panels is executed on a depot for contaminated dredged material. Due to the floating solar panels, the depot gains an extra funciton as location for sustainable energy generation.

Pros

  • Generates approximately 20% more energy compared to solar panels on land.
  • Possibilities for multiple use of space.
  • Moveable at low cost.

Characteristics

  1. Topic Water and energy
  2. Development state 5: Component and/or breadboard validation in relevant environment
  3. Setting type Coastal area
  4. Water type Surface water
  5. Project period 1-3 years