The world’s largest PV asset owner, State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) of China, has commissioned the world’s first commercial offshore floating photovoltaic (FPV) power plant. The power plant, which is designed by Ocean Sun and uses Ocean Sun’s patented technology is also the first FPV integrated with offshore wind.
Thus its successful implementation unlocks the potential of hybrid offshore powerplants greatly increasing efficiency and reducing LCOE. The two floaters, with installed capacity of 0.5 MWp, are connected to the transformer on a SPIC-owned wind turbine and then connected to the power grid through the submarine cable of the wind farm. After completion of the pilot period and full technical and economic demonstration, it is planned to promote the use of Ocean Sun’s technology to build a floating wind-solar photovoltaic project with a total capacity of 20MW in 2023.
SPIC is one of the five major electricity generation companies in China, and the world's largest photovoltaic power generation enterprise, ranking 260th among the world's top 500 enterprises in 2022, with business scope covering 46 countries and regions.
This link: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/2H_T4PCQRl88JHuTGQeA4Q shows a video of the project.
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The project has also gained attention in Chinese media (see video link below).
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