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Floating Power Plant

Floating power plant

The platform rotation is secured via the high wave absorption of 60-80% of the inherent energy in the waves.

This Floating Power Plant is targeting 
20GW, corresponding to €50bn potential revenue. The Power Plant is offshore proof and grid connected.

Denmark is convinced that this wind- and water energy plant is a significant step forward in world challenge to change into renewables.

Floating Solar Panels Market Size Expected To Reach USD 2.70 Billion By 2025

The adoption of floating panels in Japan is high, as the country is densely populated with low land availability for installation of solar energy plants. Furthermore, lack of natural resources coupled with high dependence of the country on renewable power generation for meeting its energy requirements is expected to propel market growth.

The technology is expected to foresee abundant growth over the forecast period on account of rapid demand primarily in Asia Pacific. Rising installations in China and Japan coupled with upcoming commercial projects in India is likely to fuel growth over the projected period. Also … the market is expected to grow in developed countries like the U.S., Canada, France, The Netherlands and Germany owing to regulations promoting the use of solar energy for electricity generation.

Win Win

Factors including land availability as well as the ability of floating solar technology to decrease the impact of evaporation is expected to propel demand. The installation of floating solar plants decreases the evaporation rate of water, which in turn aids in decrease the possibility of drought in regions with high temperatures such as central states of the U.S.

The demand for floating panels in countries prone to drought is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period as the installation of these systems on water bodies decreases the evaporation rate and slows down the algal growth rate, which in turn maintains the water purity.

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Danish Wind and Wave device

According to the Danish:

The world’s first successfully offshore-tested combined wind and wave device. The P80 is a floating platform that hosts a single wind turbine ranging from 5 MW to 8 MW. The platform integrates 2 MW to 3.6 MW wave power dependent on the wave resource. T

The platform is moored at a single point allowing the P80 to passively rotate to face the waves securing a safe offshore boat landing and transfer aft of the platform. The platform rotation is secured via the high wave absorption of 60-80% of the inherent energy in the waves.

Tests

FPP has constructed a 37 meter model for a full off-shore test at Vindeby off-shore wind turbine park, off the coast of Lolland in Denmark. The demonstration plant named Poseidon 37 is 37 meters wide, 25 meters long, 6 meters high and weighs approximately 320 tons. The Poseidon 37 demonstration plant was launched for the first time in the summer of 2008.

Wave

The Poseidon is based on a hydraulic power take-off system and is designed for location offshore in areas with considerable flux.

Wind

The three wind turbines mounted on the platform can be standard offshore wind turbines. The Poseidon anchor buoy system has been developed in cooperation with ship design consultancy company Knud E. Hansen.

Floating Power Plant. This is how it works

The wave absorption floaters are equipped with a new closed hydraulic PTO (Power Take-Off), where each floater will be an independent energy producing unit.

The PTO uses a double function piston pump that transforms the energy from the wave into water pressure which is sent through a electricity generating turbine.

Each float and adjacent PTO system will operate at power levels enabling the use of standard power generation components and each “unit” will be detachable from the platform to allow for easy towing and in-harbor service.

The wind turbines are standard offshore wind turbines.

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