Floating solar, also known as floating photovoltaic (FPV), refers to any sort of solar array that floats on top of a body of water – be it the ocean, a lake or a pond.
Floating solar has several advantages but is still in its relative infancy, so there remain a lot of unknowns in its installation and operation. There are also restrictions on the number of places it can be installed.
Innosea – part of OWC – is a pioneer in the development of floating solar PV (photovoltaic) farms, offering a comprehensive package of front-end engineering, design and advisory services to support the innovation and construction of this growing technology.
OWC has successfully evolved its service offering and in-house capabilities at pace with the rapidly developing floating solar PV market and has been invited to join four multinational Research & Development (‘R&D’) projects:
INTERREG North-West Europe – Marine Energy Alliance
Combining our technical excellence in the engineering and design of marine renewable energy sources, with the wider long-term legacy of ABL Group in de-risking marine operations, OWC is perfectly placed to provide comprehensive technical support on floating solar farms in all types of locations: reservoirs, quarry lakes, open water etc.
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We work closely with renewable teams across ABL Group and Longitude Engineering to provide market-leading support at every stage of a floating solar PV farm’s lifecycle – from early concept and planning through to operations and maintenance:
Floating Solar PV Farms Design
Management & Supervision
Annual Energy Production
Planning & Permitting
Concept Development Pre-FEED
Environmental Monitoring & Impact Assessment
Navigation Risk Assessments in support of EIA
Human Impact Assessment
Site Selection and layout
GHI, wind and wave, current, soil survey
Annual energy production
Developer and/or financier support
Floating Solar PV Farms Construction
Selection and interaction with AEP and mooring design
As experts in offshore wind, we provide engineering and consulting services throughout the offshore wind project lifecycle. However, our primary focus areas lie within the development and pre-construction phase.
International renewable energy consultants, OWC is expanding its Asia Pacific operations and activity in Vietnam with a new office in Ho Chi Minh city, to be headed up by offshore engineering and renewables consultant Riccardo Felici.
Will Cleverly, formerly managing director of offshore wind consultancy OWC, has been promoted to the newly established role of global managing director for renewables across the entire AqualisBraemar LOC (ABL) group, which includes OWC, Innosea, ABL, East Point Geo and Longitude.
Following OWC parent AqualisBraemar’s acquisition of LOC Group in December 2020, the two groups have successfully completed their integration process ahead of original schedule, operating as AqualisBraemar LOC group effective from today.
AqualisBraemar LOC ASA has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of East Point Geo Limited to strengthen its geoscience offering within the renewables industry.
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