Since the design of the floater has been thought for industrialisation, mass production of farms of few square kilometres will enable offshore solar energy to be ranked amongst the cheapest on the market. Moreover, the floater has been designed to make installation, retrieval and maintenance as simple as possible.
Adaptable and scalable
In order to ease the transport, the installation and the maintenance of the farm, the floating units have been thought to be modular and interchangeable. Thus, any unit can be retrieved and replaced to minimise production loss.
Heliotrope and efficient
Thanks to the sun-tracking system, energy production is increased by 30% while the production costs and the footprints of the farm are decreased by 30%. The horizontal safety position protects the equipments in storm events. As well, the efficiency of the solar panels is increased due to natural cooling induced by the proximity to seawater and the wind.
The solar units are spaced several meters apart, allowing light to pass through to limit the impact on marine flora and fauna. In agreement with local stakeholders, the farms sites promote breeding areas for maritime species.
Solar energy is steering away from land
Launched in 2019, SolarinBlue is now working on several prototypes in France and India, these projects will be commissioned in 2021.
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