China is Home to World's First Offshore Floating Wind-Solar Pilot

Nov 3, 2022 03:02 PM ET
  • The project has actually been launched by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), a utility that is had by the Government of China.
  • The said pilot project exists off the coast of Haiyang in eastern China and employs the copyrighted floating solar technology from Norway-based floating solar solutions carrier, Ocean Sun.

The world's first commercial offshore floating solar that has actually been incorporated with an offshore wind turbine is currently online in China. The project has actually been launched by State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), a utility that is had by the Government of China. SPIC is among the 5 major utility firms in China as well as it is also the largest PV power generation company.

The claimed pilot project exists off the shore of Haiyang in eastern China and also employs the copyrighted floating solar technology from Norway-based floating solar options supplier, Ocean Sun.

The floating project takes pride in an installed capacity of 0.5 megawatts optimal. It is linked to a transformer on a SPIC-owned wind turbine. Better, there is a subsea cable ranging from the wind turbine to the power grid.

Oncethe pilot succeeds, there are plans in the offing to establish a floating wind-solar farm following year with the copyrighted modern technology and 20 MW capacity.

In July 2022, Børge Bjørneklett, CEO and Founder of Ocean Sun, said (converted): Shandong District approximates a capacity of 42 GW of floating solar setups over the period of the next few years. Ocean Sun will contend for a part of this capacity. The stated waters are prone to annual tropical cyclones, and all the stakeholders know about the threats involved. The subjected site will allow our firm to make improvements on our item with knowings made from it.

A hybrid in between wind and also solar is a viable alternative because it promises increased power result. India is familiar with such hybrid projects as well as is rapid acknowledging as well as taking advantage of its benefits. In October 2022, leading energy company Adani Green established the world's biggest wind-solar hybrid project in Rajasthan, India. While it possesses 600 MW solar, the wind capacity of the project stands at 150 MW.



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