Ocean Sun has an ongoing R&D project with the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) involving the first ever attempts to integrate FPV with offshore wind. In October 2022, the R&D project started sea trials of a two-floater (0.5 MWp) system in the Yellow Sea, outside Shandong, China. One floater was taken ashore in late April 2023, and the second floater will likely follow soon after. Based on learnings from the first piloting period, design improvements have been made to the offshore version of Ocean Sun’s system and we expect that an updated, larger single unit will be ready for further sea trials later this year.
The location of the experimental pilot activity is 30km offshore in the Yellow Sea, representing the most challenging waters for Ocean Sun floaters so far with up to 10m waves and strong winds.
SPIC is the world’s largest PV asset owner and will likely be a major contributor to the Shandong Province’s plan for 42 GWp of offshore solar in the next few years.
Date of commissioning: Ongoing R&D project
Size: 0,5 MWp