Photo: Plan for SolarDuck's offshore floating demonstrator in Tokyo Bay (Courtesy of SolarDuck)

SolarDuck set to build Japan’s first offshore floating solar demonstrator

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

Plan for SolarDuck's offshore floating demonstrator in Tokyo Bay (Courtesy of SolarDuck)
Plan for SolarDuck’s offshore floating demonstrator in Tokyo Bay (Courtesy of SolarDuck)

SolarDuck and its partners Tokyu Land Corporation and Everblue Technologies have been selected to participate in the Tokyo Bay eSG Project, led by the Bureau of Policy Planning of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

The project is aimed at realizing local production and consumption of energy in the Tokyo Bay area through the implementation of cutting-edge, sustainable technologies.

Under the contract, awarded by Tokyo Metropolitan Government, 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 solar generation system that will provide power for the electric-driven boats, while also demonstrating the effectives of battery storage for marine transportation, according to developers.

The selected project is part of the Tokyo’s plan to create a sustainable city that looks 50 to 100 years into the future by implementing cutting-edge technologies related to renewable energy, next-generation mobility, and environmental improvement and resource recycling in the central breakwater area.

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