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An Ocean Sun installation consists of one or multiple towable floaters that are anchored side-by-side to build larger power plants. The anchoring system is designed taking local water depth, wave, current and wind conditions into consideration.

Diameter 75

Capacity – Module dependent

525-600kWp

Typical module count

1944

Smart string inverters on the floater

3 x 100 kWp -1500 V DC / 800 V AC

Diameter 51

Capacity – Module dependent

230-260kWp

Typical module count

848

Smart string inverters on the floater

3 x 100 kWp -1500 V DC / 800 V AC

OS-75

OS-50

Capacity – Module dependent

~650 kWp

~280 kWp

Typical module count

1944

848

Smart string inverters on ring

3 x 185 kWp -1500 V DC / 800 V AC

3 x 100 kWp -1500 V DC / 800 V AC

System
Components

Ocean Sun PV-module Patented

  • 60 cell dual glass crystalline silicon module
  • Front-mounted extra water ingress protected junction boxes
  • Marine-grade aluminium profiles on sides for installation

Double keder

  • Welded on the membrane for module installation

Reinforced membrane

  • Ocean Sun proprietary formula for the reinforced flexible membrane
  • Certified for drinking water applications
  • UV protected and antifouling
  • 20-year lifetime in saltwater

Bilge pumps

  • Pool cover type pumps for removing water on the membrane in case of rain

Mooring

  • System of mooring weight, mooring rope, bridle lines, shackles and chains designed in accordance with standard NO 9415 and Ocean Sun design premise
  • Rated for waves and typhoon class 4 (270 km/m wind speed) in semi-sheltered waters
  • DNVGL Statement of Conformity[3]

Inverters

  • Smart string inverters, fan-less, fuse-less, IP66, designed for double glass modules without grounding
  • Leakage current and residual current management
  • Monitoring system

Buoyancy ring

  • Virgin HDPE100 material
  • Welding according to ISO 21307 or equivalent local code for pressure pipe design welding
  • Structural strength according to NS 9415 certification(3) and Ocean Sun design premise, together with mooring

Transformer

  • 3MWp or 6MWp Medium Voltage step-up transformers
  • Mounted on-shore or on a floating barge, depending on location and client preferences

Direct cooling from water results in up to 10% higher energy yield[1] compared to both ground-mounted and pontoon based floating PV installations[2]. The map shows the globe highlighting the ±45° where the Ocean Sun Solution will maximise the efficiency gain from thermal dissipation

System Warranty: Succesfully completed special PID certification of modules by TUV Rheinland

System Certificates and statements:

  1. Institute of Energy Technology paper: “The Performance of a Floating PV Plant at the West Coast of Norway”
  2. Ongoing tests by DNV GL Singapore
  3. DNVGL Statement of Conformity, No 10173296-1 – DNVGL
  4. NO19589 Solar Membrane Spec
  5. GCL System Integration statement of imminent warranty of the Ocean Sun Module

Patents: Solar Power
Plant Ocean Sun patent WO2017/209625 and patent WO2020/040643 in addition to other pending patents, design registrations and trademark

Ocean Sun AS
Widerøeveien 5,
N-1360 Fornebu
Norway