Seaflex leads EU-funded FPV project

Large-scale floating photovoltaics plants can be one of the solutions for a sustainable energy supply. The EU has now approved a project that will optimize the anchoring and mooring of floating solar plants, aiming to reduce the overall cost of anchoring FPV parks.

Seaflex is leading the consortium of Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese partners who have now received funding from the European Union’s European Maritime and Fishery Fund (EMFF) to develop the technology for anchoring and mooring floating solar cells. The 24-month project, named FRESHER – Floating Solar Energy mooring: Innovative mooring solutions for floating solar energy, starts in November 2019.

Seaflex is leading the FRESHER project to demonstrate and validate new innovative mooring solutions for floating solar arrays which implies an important step in changing levelized cost of energy (LCOE) as well as long-term performance and longevity of solar power installations. The project will also address installation techniques, increasing deployment rate and the possibility to deploy offshore applications. FRESHER will show that floating solar energy is ready to take the next steps into large-scale deployments even when projects are challenged by harsh environments.

– Seaflex has worked in the marine industry for a long time, focusing on the environmental aspect of safe and efficient mooring systems. We are world leaders in environmentally friendly, elastic mooring systems for any type of floating application. The aim of this project is to focus on technical improvements specifically for floating solar cell mooring and is therefore very important to us, says Lars Brandt, CEO at Seaflex.

During the project, Seaflex is joined by leading experts and innovators RISE, ISIGENERE, EDP and WavEC.

For more information about the project, please download our press release, or visit the official website.

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