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Floating solar energy plant

As technology advances, more is thought to be used to favor society, for some years we have been seeing more and more technological advances as part of daily life and that we can practically not live without the technologies of today. With so many advances have always sought ways to obtain energy from different sources so as not to continue causing so much damage to the planet. This is why solar energy is beginning to be increasingly used by different companies that want to work with this source of energy and preserve the environment.

Holland promotes renewable energies

The Netherlands is a country that seeks to use technology to become a leading country in different forms of energy, especially solar energy, despite relying on fossil fuels and having one of the largest gas reserves in the world seeks to change the world using renewable energy.

In the North Sea is expected to install the first floating solar power plant in the world, according to experts this plant can generate more than 15% of the energy that is obtained with solar panels being on land, probably take 3 years to be list. It will be located just 15 kilometers from Scheveningen and will be financed almost entirely by the Dutch government.

Need to look for alternative energy

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This is something that many experts in that European country have emphasized in recent years, we must look for alternative energy because there will come a time when almost all the land was already scarce, so we must take advantage of everything You can other surfaces to obtain energy. Solar panels have already been installed in the water, they are located in China, but these are in reservoirs, what they want to do in the Netherlands is to install them in the open sea and this does not seem like an easy task.

In order to install a floating plant, several factors must be taken into account, especially waves and wind, but those in charge of the project trust that with their knowledge and the technology currently available, they can move forward. In this floating plant, the same photovoltaic panels that are used on the mainland will be used, although their resistance to different climates and especially to salt water must be tested.

Experts from the University of Utrecht have been making calculations and it is possible that when this plant is operating at its maximum capacity and some others are installed, it will be possible to cover almost 75% of the energy demand in the Netherlands, something that is undoubtedly impressive and that it will be able to help a lot to reduce the consumption of other energies that are harmful to the environment. The company in charge of this project (Oceans of Energy) has a lot of previous experience in this kind of work, since previously they had built a platform in the Wadden Sea that can generate energy using the tide.