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VIDEO: Floating Solar Plant Starts Operation in Albania

Jun 03, 2021

The first of four Ocean Sun floating solar plants started operation Wednesday at the Statkraft Banja reservoir in Albania.The floater is located on Statkraft’s 72-megawatt hydropower plant and is now generating renewable energy and injecting the power into the Albanian national electricity grid…

Land-starved Singapore Turns to Floating Solar

Apr 16, 2021

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singapore is betting on floating solar farms and vertical panels to increase its clean-energy supplies and cut carbon emissions, a model that could work in other densely populated cities, urban experts said…

World's First: DNV Launches Floating Solar Power Recommended Practice

Mar 31, 2021

DNV, energy industry expertise and assurance provider on Wednesday published what it said was the world’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects following a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) involving 24 industry participants…

MP Quantum to Deploy Ocean Sun's Floating Solar Tech in Greece and Cyprus

Mar 30, 2021

Ocean Sun, a Norway-based developer of floating solar technology, has signed an agreement with MP Quantum Group to deploy Ocean Sun's floating solar solution in Greece and Cyprus.Børge Bjørneklett, CEO and founder of Ocean Sun said: “We are…

Equinor, Moss Maritime Testing Floating Solar in Rough Waters

Jan 14, 2021

Equinor, Norway's largest oil firm, increasingly involved in renewables such as offshore wind and floating wind, is now looking to add floating solar to its portfolio.The company said Thursday it would, together with Moss Maritime, start testing floating solar off the island of Frøya…

Vattenfall Launches Floating Solar Farm in The Netherlands (VIDEO)

Sep 28, 2020

Swedish power company Vattenfall has inaugurated its first floating solar farm in Gendringen, the Netherlands.The solar farm, with a capacity of 1.2 megawatts, was built on the site of the sand and gravel extraction company Netterden.'This means that from now on…

Norwegian Firms Deploying Floating Solar Plant in Albania

Jun 19, 2020

Norwegian hydropower company Statkraft and its compatriot technology supplier Ocean Sun are set to start the construction of the planned 2 MWp floating solar pilot project in Albania.The pilot has an estimated total investment of EUR 2 million and will be placed at the Banja reservoir…

Ocean Sun's Floating Solar Tech to Get U.S. Patent

Apr 28, 2020

Norway-based Ocean Sun, a developer of floating solar technology, will be granted a new patent for the technology in the U.S.The company on Monday said: 'United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has informed Ocean Sun that a new patent will be granted in May 2020…

GERE Goes Carbon Neutral

Sep 24, 2019

GE Renewable Energy, the renewable energy arm of US industrial technology giant General Electric, announced its plan to make 100 percent of its operations carbon neutral by the end of 2020.GE Renewable Energy will reach carbon neutrality by reducing emissions through operational efficiencies…

Dubai Intros Floating Solar Power Plants

Jun 11, 2019

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to appoint consultants to study, develop and construct floating solar photovoltaic plants in the Arabian Gulf.'This is a new and innovative initiative by…

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