Starting this summer, SINN Power will offer solar panel manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate and test their PV modules on a floating platform in Iraklio, Greece, the aim being to internationalise the company’s ocean hybrid platform as a complete off-grid energy solution to provide people near coasts worldwide with renewable energy.
Floating renewable energy platform. Courtesy of SINN Power
SINN Power has been developing and building innovative wave energy systems since 2015. Currently, the Bavarian manufacturer sells self-developed high-tech generators, power electronic components and energy storage for wave energy systems and other renewable energy systems.
Based on many years of R&D of a patented floating wave energy system, SINN Power developed an extremely robust, modular yet affordable maritime structure to generate renewable energy from waves, wind and PV.
“Modularity has been a key aspect since we started developing maritime technologies which allows flexibility and a wide variety of applications” said Dr-Ing. Philipp Sinn, CEO SINN Power. “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 customisable 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 the company’s extensive experience in the maritime environment with high potential to outperform the competition. At the same time, this opens doors for a global market within the renewable energy industry. The floating structure provides regions that are affected by harsh maritime environment access to renewable energy and ocean energy solutions.