A German wave energy developer will offer solar panel manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate and test their PV modules on a floating platform in Iraklio, Greece.

The goal is to internationalise SINN Power’s ocean hybrid platform as a complete off-grid energy solution to provide people near coasts worldwide with renewable energy.

SINN Power has been developing and building wave energy systems since 2015. Five years later, the Bavarian manufacturer sells self-developed high-tech generators, power electronic components and energy storage for wave energy systems and other renewable energy systems.

Following many years of R&D on its patented floating wave energy system, SINN Power has developed an extremely robust, modular yet affordable maritime structure to generate renewable energy from waves, wind and PV.

Dr-Ing. Philipp Sinn (CEO, SINN Power) said: “Modularity has been a key aspect since we started developing maritime technologies which allows flexibility and a wide variety of applications. The floating platform can supply renewable energy to island resorts in the Caribbean and contribute to the worldwide implementation of offshore wind farms. SINN Power is the first to offer a customizable energy solution using waves, small wind and PV according to climatic conditions of any location and at competitive prices compared to other proven technologies.”

Intensive long-term tests of the structure show that it withstands waves up to six metres high. These findings are based on SINN Power’s extensive experience in the maritime environment with high potential to outperform the competition. At the same time, this opens the door for a global market within the renewable energy industry. The SINN Power floating structure provides regions that are affected by harsh maritime environment access to renewable energy and ocean energy solutions.

By Jake Frith

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