SPIC is one of five major electrical utility companies in China and the world’s largest photovoltaic power generation enterprise. The pilot is located off the coast of Haiyang, a city in Shandong, eastern China.
The two solar floaters have an installed capacity of 0.5 megawatts peak. They’re connected to a transformer on a SPIC-owned wind turbine and then a subsea cable runs from the wind turbine to the power grid.
If the pilot is successful, the plan is to build a 20 MW floating wind-solar farm in 2023 using Ocean Sun’s technology.
Ocean Sun signed an agreement to license its proprietary floating solar technology for the project in July. This project is fully funded by SPIC, and Ocean Sun’s first “truly offshore installation.”
A wind-solar hybrid system potentially offers the advantage of improving power output reliability. Solar peaks during the day, whereas offshore wind turbines typically generate most of their power in the afternoon and evening.
According to electrek