DNV GL launched a collaborative joint industry project (JIP) in order to enhance shipping’s first recommended practice (RP) for floating solar power projects.
In fact, the initiative aims to provide a commonly recognized standard based on a list of technical requirements concerning safe, reliable and sustainable floating solar projects development.
The JIP will look at all aspects of developing floating solar projects on inland and inshore waters, while define requirements and guidelines that can be applied in practical manner.
Specifically, collaborators will pay attention to five key issues: site conditions assessment, energy yield forecast, mooring & anchoring systems, floating structures, permitting and environmental impact.
What is more, the consortium plans to develop a draft guideline document until the end of 2020, which will be made available for widespread industry consultation before the publication of the verified recommended practice, currently scheduled for Q1 2021.
The results of the JIP will be a great enabler of floating solar going mainstream, by providing a set of guidelines that will accelerate the development of successful and safe floating solar projects. I encourage all the players in the value chain of the industry to use the recommended practice when it will be published
…Andrés Franco, CEO of Isigenere stated.
Concluding, the Floating Solar JIP consortium is surrounded by several industry players in the floating solar industry, which are:
BayWa r.e., Blue C Engineering, Carpi Tech/Makor Energy, Ciel & Terre International, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, Noria Energy, EDF – Électricité de France, EDP – Energias de, Portugal S.A., Equinor, Isigenere, Mainstream Renewable Power, Scatec Solar, Seaflex, Statkraft.
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