Floating PV Passed the Violent Ciara Storm Exam Successfully in February 2020

Ocean Sea One project, the first offshore floating solar farm in the Dutch North Sea, was able to survive from several winter storms including the harsh Ciara storm intact. In the early days of the last week, in February, the project withstood not only the thrust of storm Ciara around the 7th of February but also that of storm Dennis the following weekend.

According to Oceans of Energy, a world leader in Innovative Renewable Energy within the wave energy industry, this offshore solar system is designed and tested to withstand 13 meters high waves. The floating plant consists of the mooring system and the floaters that help to remain stable and intact in all conditions. 

The floating plant was doubled in size on 20 January 2020, by adding more modules. From 28 to 56 modules, from 8.5 kW to 17 kW. The plant will be in continuous operation, and expanded further, in 2020.

It is important to mention that being passed storm conditions is one of the ongoing debate subjects in the floating photovoltaic field.


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