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Floating solar to be explored in new Danish report as global market opens

The Danish Energy Agency will look into whether floating solar can be incorporated into the country's offshore wind plans. Initially, the technology's domestic potential is next to nothing, but a project developer has big plans.

Photo: Groenleven

The future is floating, not only in a philosophical or for that matter climate dystopian sense – but also in terms of energy technology, including both the budding giant potential of floating offshore wind as well as that of buoyant solar farms.

The latter has, however, not yet been possible in Denmark due to the practical reason that floating solar farms are not specifically entailed in the country's renewable energy policy. Now Signe Munk, the Socialist People's Party's spokesperson for energy affairs has prompted the Ministry of Climate, Energy & Utilities to establish a clear regulatory framework for the technology in the country's forthcoming, long-awaited offshore wind analysis.

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