The world´s first solar system that can float at sea
About the Project
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Conventional solar power plants take up space on land. We've developed the world's first seaworthy solar power system: SolarSea. It was developed specifically for tropical islands where land is limited.
Equipped with saltwater-resistant solar modules, platforms are installed in lagoons and connected to islands' diesel power grid. The platforms can withstand waves, strong wind and the corrosive conditions of marine environments.
Behind every problem lies an opportunity: using entrepreneurial means to solve a challenge. Our challenge was to give tropical islands with limited space a clean, reliable and inexpensive way to generate electricity. And that's exactly what we did with our SolarSea technology.
Swimsol is a solar company based in Vienna that is specialized on tropical islands where space on land is limited and where diesel generators are the primary source of electricity. Swimsol launched the world’s first floating off-shore solar solution SolarSea®. Our technology can withstand waves, strong winds, as well as the corrosive conditions in marine environments.
Partners: Over five years, we collaborated with the Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering at TU Wien to develop a swimming substructure using computer simulations, our own wave flume and tests with prototypes. The result was a product that is ready for the market.