Consultancy / Implementation / Technology

Despite international ambitions to use solar panels, costs remain relatively high and available surface area is limited in Dutch urban areas. INNOZOWA develops floating solar panels on inland waterways that contribute to the local ecology.

INNOZOWA works on a revolutionary method to reduce costs and make optimal use of space. It aims to improve ecological well-being by providing shadow, lower water temperatures and shelter for fish, without closing off large surface areas.

The consortium, consisting of Dutch Water Authority Rivierenland, Blue21, Hakkers and TU Delft employ their full expertise to turn this promising innovation into a success: the team expects positive effects on water and the eco-system.

Fen-Yu (Vicky) Lin

Fen-Yu (Vicky) Lin


"Two things are now absent in almost all floating solar PV projects in the world: system flexibility to allow for water management/maintenance, and ecological restoration by design. With InnoZoWa, we want to show case that these can actually be done."