A technological breakthrough

Competitive CAPEX and OPEX

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 an optimised inclination of the solar panels and to a sun-tracking system, energy production is increased by 30% while the production costs and the footprints of the farm are decreased by 30%. As well, the efficiency of the solar panels is increased by 10% due to natural cooling induced by the proximity to seawater and the wind.

Environmental-friendly

By capturing only 20% of the total solar irradiation available over the surface they occupy, the solar units can cohabitate with their neighbouring marin environment in perfect harmony

Why to go for offshore solar ?

An abundant and market-ready source of energy

Developed to be robust, cheap and modular, the SolarinBlue’s floater enables mass deployment of offshore electricity production farms at a competitive cost. Since photovoltaic cells manufacturing is becoming more mature and therefore less costly, the Solarinblue floater is designed around the use of standard low-cost offthe-shelf solar panels.

To solve the climate crisis

In order to address the energy transition challenges, decision-makers and energy suppliers are seeking for competitive sources of renewable energy, and solar energy, which is amongst the cheapest energy to produce on the market, seems to be the best candidate. However, while the global energy demand keeps increasing, the development of onshore solar energy is being slowed down due to a lack of land space. By deploying offshore solar farms close to high energy-demanding areas and to energy distribution networks, our technology solves this ever-growing concern.

To preserve lands and seas

As of today, the energy needs of France could be met by a solar photovoltaic plant occupying a surface as big as Corsica, a land space that is obviously not available onshore, which restricts the expansion of onshore solar energy. By making the installation of large-scale floating solar plants possible without altering their surrounding marine eco-systems, SolarinBlue provides a solution to meet today’s and tomorrow’s energy needs.

Born at sea

The floating units have been specifically designed to adapt and resist to the marine environment. Able to withstand significant wind and wave conditions, SolarinBlue’s technology could be deployed in most global coastal waters. Connected to one another by structural cables, the floaters can turn onto survival mode to minimise environmental loadings in storm conditions.

Solar energy is steering away from land

Launched in 2019, SolarinBlue are planning to test a first prototype in 2020 while carrying out preliminary studies for a first industrial farm to be installed in 2021.

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