SolarDuck AiP and expansion to Japan

SolarDuck AiP Solar Floating Platform
Photo: SolarDuck

Katapult Ocean Portfolio Company SolarDuck received an approval in principle (AiP) from Bureau Veritas for one of their floating solar solutions and is expanding to Japan with a Shibuya Startup Visa.

2020 accelerator participant and portfolio company, SolarDuck, has received an AiP (approval in principle) from Bureau Veritas. This is the first time a an AiP has been awarded to an offshore floating solar energy source, which SolarDuck has named, King Eider.

Read about Solar Duck’s AiP in Offshore Magazine.

SolarDuck is also expanding to Japanese markets and was awarded with Shibuya’s Startup Visa. With a partner, they are planning to launch an offshore floating solar panel as an economical energy solution for Japan’s mountainous landscape. Dutch Co-Founder of SolarDuck, Olaf de Swart, thanks Katapult Ocean for initial support in an interview with Shibuya’s Startup:

“I never thought myself to be a risk taker and yet I’m happy I took a leap. In summer 2020, Katapult Ocean Accelerator invested in our startup that fuelled our expansion strategy to the potential markets.” – Olaf de Swart, Co-Founder SolarDuck

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