IJzendoorn floating solar

The development stage of the 10 MWp floating solar park in IJzendoorn on the floodplains near our office has been completed and the project is now fully permitted. Without a grid connection, this floating solar park will provide renewable energy for local sustainable sand-extraction activities, dyke reinforcement activities, and shore power in the nearby harbour. The project will be built in two phases of 5 MWp each, Willemspolder phase I & II. For futher optimisation energy storage in batteries or the production of green hydrogen are also being explored. As this project is now fully permitted, Solinoor plans to realise Willemspolder phase I in the following months.


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Ways of creating value

Sustainable sand extraction 

Discover the future of sand extraction with our innovative floating solar park situated on the floodplains near the 'Waal'. By leveraging the water surface for solar panel installation, our floating solar park optimises limited land resources, ensuring an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly sand extraction process. The cooling effect of the water enhances solar panel efficiency and the production of solar energy reduces the reliance on fossil fuels. By using floating solar, local sand extraction activities can become more energy-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly, contributing to sustainable development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Sand extraction installation
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Renewable shore power

Transforming the local harbour with the benefits of renewable shore power from our floating solar park. By directly supplying generated renewable energy to the port, we minimize reliance on conventional power sources, leading to reduced carbon emissions and a more sustainable shipping industry. By embracing floating solar, the local harbour can embrace sustainable practices, reduce environmental impact, and promote green initiatives for ships.

Nature-inclusive design

Our project prioritises a nature-inclusive floating solar PV system, featuring green islands and bio-baskets to enhance biodiversity above and below water. This design creates an ecosystem that produces renewable energy and supports diverse local flora and fauna. Green islands offer a sanctuary for native plants, attracting pollinators, while bio-baskets submerged underwater act as artificial reefs, providing shelter for underwater life. This approach not only aids environmental conservation but also adds to the visual appeal of the floating solar park, creating a pleasing view for the community. With this holistic design, we aim to harmonise sustainable energy generation with ecological preservation, fostering a balanced coexistence with the natural environment.

Nature integration for floating solar parks | Solinoor Innovative Energy Solutions

Our innovative energy solutions approach

Battery energy storage system

To cope with the fluctuating demand and nighttime energy consumption, battery energy storage systems (BESS) will serve as a mitigating measure. By integrating a unique energy management system, we are working towards an innovative solution that perfectly suits the intermittent energy production profiles of solar energy and the different energy consumers.

Battery Energy Storage Systems | Solinoor Innovative Energy Solutions
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Green hydrogen

In pursuit of a comprehensive renewable energy solution, the project team is actively exploring the potential of green hydrogen production. Here we evaluate the feasibility, viability and scalability of incorporating hydrogen generation into the floating solar park system and its compatibility with the existing infrastructure and local industry off-takers. By venturing into green hydrogen, the project aims to unlock an additional avenue for sustainable energy utilisation, potentially enabling the storage and use of surplus solar power while reducing carbon emissions even further.

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