DEI+ pilot project cooperation

Developing, testing and validating Merganser, an offshore solar pilot installation consisting of 6 linked platforms with a total capacity of 500 KWp, under offshore (North Sea) weather conditions.

RVO supports this innovation with a subsidy of €7.8 Million and this project has been made possible with support of the following partners:

Demonstrator "King Eider"


Our Offshore Floating Solar Demonstrator “King Eider” could not have been built without the great support of our sponsors and suppliers.

Katapult Ocean

Ocean focussed start-up accelerator

The Oslo-based organisation Katapult Ocean invests in and supports start-ups that have a positive impact on oceans. SolarDuck has been selected out of 1500 applications to the final selection.

During the intense accelerator program SolarDuck was pushed forward in the field of business strategy, entrepreneurial skills and investor readiness.

Interreg MEA project

Progress Technology and Commerciality

The Marine Energy Alliance (MEA) is a European cooperation to progress the technical and commercial maturity level of marine energy technology companies, with the overall goal of reducing the risk of device failure in subsequent demonstration phases.

Via MEA, SolarDuck cooperates together with MARIN, DMEC and INNOSEA on numerical verification, LCoE modelling and Funding strategies.

"The Atoll"

MIT R&D Cooperation

Powering ships by hydrogen, refueled at seaworthy floating solar islands? If it is up to SolarDuck and Voyex, this will become a reality for the shipping sector. A prototype of such a solar-island will soon be on display on the Waal near Ijzendoorn, a Dutch first. The Province of Gelderland supports this innovation with a subsidy of €350.000. Dekker will facilitate the project by offering space.

EU Blueinvest

Investment Readiness Assistance

SolarDuck received coaching via the EU BlueInvest Readiness Assistance Program. An exclusive programme for high potential start-ups and SMEs with innovative and sustainable products and solutions for the Blue Economy.

SolarDuck had the pleasure to be designated to BlueInvest coach Dr.Cees A.M. den Teuling. Cees: “I found in SolarDuck an ambitious, professional and experienced group of founders and innovators which aim is to built the world’s leading offshore floating solar company”