Engineers and managers from Fred Olsen Renewables and Ocean Sun visited the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands to know the test site where the floating photovoltaic energy prototype of the European project “Bringing Offshore Ocean Sun to the global market” BOOST will be installed.
Furthermore, they visited the onshore facilities in Taliarte, with personnel from the ITC (Canarian Technological Institute), partner of this R&D European project, in which also participates the French company Innosea.
This project has the objective of building in Gran Canaria a floating photovoltaic energy prototype next year, for installing it at PLOCAN’s test site for the trial phase, which would finish by the end of 2023. This prototype will connect to the micro-grid in the offshore platform of PLOCAN, where the produced energy will be consumed.
With a budget of 4,007,105 €, and a financing of the European Commission of 2,919,449 €, the aim of the project is to transfer to open waters a technology that is being used on water reservoirs in different parts of the world.