Offshore Floating Solar Power

Moss Maritime has since 2016 worked with a new offshore floating concept for solar power. The technology aims to be a solution for remote islands, fish farms, oil and gas installations, hybrid with offshore wind and for locations with limited access to onshore grounds. It is a modular system where we have combined our expertise from oil and gas projects with our innovative and in front mindset to meet the increasing demand for renewable energy production.

Generation 1

The first generation of our floating solar concept has been developed for nearshore conditions and has undergone extensive detailed engineering and testing which culminates in a prototype launched to sea in July 2024. The design methodology relies on known standards from DNV, ISO and Eurocode, and has a statement of conformity issued by DNV. The technology is patented and complies with the high standards required by reputable energy developers and their requirements to HSE during installation and operation.

 

Generation 2

Moss Maritime has developed a second generation of our floating solar concept with a more robust design to meet the market’s interest for combining offshore wind and solar energy. The concept still draws on the experience and competence from working with Generation 1, but improvements and simplifications have been made to make it suitable for waves up to 16 m.

Some of the key changes are increased air gap, a more robust frame, increased distance between floaters and fewer components.

One of the main features of our concept is the flexibility and ability for relative motions between each floater, which gives the whole unit beneficial motions in large waves. Based on known principles from generation 1 a new tailor-made connection joint between the floaters has been developed for the harsh sea environment to be met by generation 2.

Generation 2

Moss Maritime has developed a second generation of our floating solar concept with a more robust design to meet the market’s interest for combining offshore wind and solar energy. The concept still draws on the experience and competence from working with Generation 1, but improvements and simplifications have been made to make it suitable for waves up to 16 m.

Some of the key changes are increased air gap, a more robust frame, increased distance between floaters and fewer components.

One of the main features of our concept is the flexibility and ability for relative motions between each floater, which gives the whole unit beneficial motions in large waves. Based on known principals from generation 1 a new tailor-made connection joint between the floaters has been developed for the harsh sea environment to be met by generation 2.