German utility RWE will build its first floating solar project, a 6.1MW array on a lake near the Amer biomass and coal power plant in Geertruidenbert in the southern Dutch province of Noord-Brabant.

”Our Amer floating photovoltaic project is the first of its kind for RWE, adding a new, promising technology to our portfolio,” said Katja Wünschel, chief operating officer wind onshore and solar PV Europe and APAC at RWE Renewables.

“Realizing the project will also deepen our knowledge about technical possibilities of floating PV, such as scalability and energy output.”