Wave energy developer SINN Power has introduced a new modular power generation platform that it says will allow wave, wind and PV technologies to work together.

Starting this summer, SINN Power will offer solar panel manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate and test their PV modules on a floating platform in Iraklio, Greece. The goal is to internationalise SINN Power’s ocean hybrid platform as a complete off-grid energy solution to provide people near coasts worldwide with renewable energy. 

“Modularity has been a key aspect since we started developing maritime technologies which allows flexibility and a wide variety of applications,” explained Dr-Ing. Philipp Sinn, CEO of SINN Power. “The floating platform can supply renewable energy to island resorts in the Caribbean and contribute to the worldwide implementation of offshore wind farms. SINN Power is the first to offer a customizable energy solution using waves, small wind and PV according to climatic conditions of any location and at competitive prices compared to other proven technologies.” 

Intensive long-term tests of the structure show that it withstands waves up to six meters high, says SINN Power, and offers the opportunity to provide regions that are affected by harsh maritime environment access to renewable energy and ocean energy solutions.