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Oceans of Energy


There is an increasing need for alternative and clean energy due to the effects of climate change and the depletion of fossil resources. Nevertheless, there is not enough land accessible for the production of renewable energy to meet the needs of a growing population. Designing a technology that can produce clean, green energy without needing land is the answer.

Oceans of Energy investigates the viability of floating solar farms in the ocean for this reason. Since that seas encompass 70% of the earth’s surface, this has enormous potential for producing clean energy. Despite how simple it may seem, this requires that the solar farms be strong enough to resist the challenging offshore circumstances. One day, it will be possible to place these panels at a multipurpose marine farm where wine, solar energy, seaweed, and shellfish may all be collected simultaneously.

This project is a collaboration between Oceans of Energy, Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN), Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland (ECN), Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappenlijk Onderzoek (TNO), ONEBV and TAQA.