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Japanese firms join hands with Dutch for first offshore floating solar power generation



Japanese firm Tokyu Land Corporation has joined hands with a Dutch company SolarDuck B.V. for Japan's first offshore floating solar power generation.

The company announced the plan which is also supported by another Japanese company Everblue Technologies Inc.

It further informed that the automated sailing boat technology demonstration is picked up under the Tokyo Bay eSG Project.

According to the authorities, the Tokyo Bay eSG Project is designed to create a sustainable city. It “aims to implement cutting-edge technologies in the fields of "cutting-edge renewable energy," "next-generation mobility," and "environmental improvement and resource recycling" in the central breakwater area,” a report mentioned.

The Tokyo Bay eSG Project considers implementing the most advanced technologies from the Tokyo Bay Area.

The companies informed that this offshore floating solar power generation was picked up under the cutting-edge renewable energy category.

According to them, they have plans of achieving local production for local consumption of energy. For this, they will adopt Japan's first "offshore floating photovoltaic power generation system.”

Besides, there will be the use of renewable energy to power electric-powered boats and the demonstration of marine transportation of storage batteries, a local report mentioned.

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