BayWa RE and its Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven have recently commissioned two floating solar parks in the Netherlands with a combined capacity of almost 71MW.
The 41.1MW Sellingen and 29.8MW Uivermeertjes are now the two largest outside of Asia and combined, will generate enough electricity to supply more than 20,000 households, BayWa RE said.
They bring BayWa RE’s floating-PV portfolio in Europe to 11 projects, more than 180MW.
The company said Sellingen and Uivermeertjes have been designed to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding ecology and biodiversity.
Both have been built on the deepest part of the lake to protect the flora and fauna in the banks.
BayWa RE global director of solar projects Benedikt Ortmann said: “In order to meet vital climate targets in this crucial decade that matters, we must expand the renewable generation mix – floating-PV is a key element of this.
“Our expertise and award-winning technology have established BayWa RE as a key player in the Floating-PV market and we are delighted to continue to expand our portfolio and realise the local, environmental and sustainable benefits of this technology.”