Project overview

 275 kWp offshore demonstrator system under the BOOST project in La Palma, Spain completed December 2023. The demonstrator is Europe’s largest ocean-based floating solar energy system and aligns with the EU’s commitment to remove barriers in implementing renewable energies, in accordance with its Solar Energy Strategy and the incentives for self-consumption installations.

The demonstrator utilizes Ocean Sun’s patented floating solar photovoltaics (FPV) technology and marks the final milestone in a comprehensive three-year-long R&D project focused on demonstrating and validating a solution for seawater floating PV. During the project Ocean Sun’s technology has been analysed by independent engineering firm Innosea and tested at the SINTEF Ocean basin laboratory. Furthermore, the project has obtained a site-specific design verification from DNV according to the Ocean Sun’s design premise, confirming the designs suitability for deployment.

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Date of commissioning: Dec 2023

Background: EU Horizon project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 965671