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SolarSea: Solar Power Beyond the Land Limitations

In 2014, Swimsol launched the world’s first floating solar solution for the sea. SolarSea is a commercial renewable energy product that creates space for solar panels on the sea surface. Learn about the features below, see FAQ or Contact Us for a floating solar system that suits your needs.

“We wanted to bring solar energy to places where there is no space on land for the panels. So we put them on the seawater”  – Martin Putschek, Managing Director.

The development of the unique floating solar platform took more than four years of computer simulations, tests, and trials with the help of Vienna University of Technology. The platform can survive waves of tropical shallow water lagoons, as well as the currents, tides, extreme UV, humidity and is corrosion-proof.

SolarSea consists of separate floating platforms of 196m2 that can be arranged in a system of any required size. Each platform is equipped with 25 kW of marine grade solar panels.

The solar panels on floating solar platforms give a 5-10% higher output than rooftop systems in the same geographical region. This is due to the cooling effect of water and additional light reflections from the water surface.

Working with electronics in the tropical marine environment is a challenge. We, therefore, searched for high-quality components, subjected them to stress testing and selected only the best for our systems. We use heavy-duty, high-performance panels developed specifically for tropical marine regions, and our systems have a lifetime of around 30 years.

Zero investment option is available for our floating solar products. Swimsol designs, installs, operates and maintains the solar system at client’s premises and sells power to the customer with the means of Power Purchasing Agreement. Systems are also available on a turn-key basis.

We work with our clients every step of the way; Swimsol assembles, installs, performs grid integration, monitoring and maintenance of systems.

To guarantee grid stability we analyse the existing electrical grid and design hybrid diesel-solar systems accordingly. Correctly sized hybrid systems account for diesel generator efficiency, and can generate extra savings by allowing generator shut down during the sunny hours of the day.

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 Seaside Rooftop: Corrosion Proof Solar Systems

Harsh tropical climate can damage conventional solar panels and shorten their lifetime substantially. We use specially sealed panels and materials to ensure system longevity. Our rooftop systems are available separately or in combination with SolarSea. For more information, please see below, visit FAQ or Contact Us.

Working with electronics in the tropical marine environment is a challenge. We, therefore, searched for high-quality components, subjected them to stress testing and selected only the best for our systems. We use heavy-duty, high-performance panels developed specifically for tropical marine regions, and our systems have a lifetime of around 30 years.
Zero investment option is available for our products. Swimsol designs, installs, operates and maintains the solar system at client’s premises and sells power to the customer with the means of Power Purchasing Agreement. Systems are also available on a turn-key basis.
We work with our clients every step of the way; Swimsol assembles, installs, performs grid integration, monitoring and maintenance of systems.

To guarantee grid stability we analyse the existing electrical grid and design hybrid diesel-solar systems accordingly. Correctly sized hybrid systems account for diesel generator efficiency, and can generate extra savings by allowing generator shut down during the sunny hours of the day.

Our Services

Financing & Savings

Financing & Savings

We offer a financing option where Swimsol installs & operates a solar system at client’s premises and sells solar electricity to the client. In tropical islands, solar power is cheaper than diesel power, generating savings.

Design & Dimensioning

Design & Dimensioning

We design and dimension our systems on an individual basis. We first analyse the existing electrical grid and then design a solar system accordingly, to guarantee grid stability and maximum efficiency.

Installation

Installation

System components are pre-assembled by Swimsol in Austria. Our team members also install the systems on-site to ensure the quality of our products and a hassle-free experience for the clients.

Grid Integration

Grid Integration

We integrate solar power into your existing power grid with a hybrid solution. This is particularly beneficial to diesel generator users – during the sunny hours generator(s) can be switched off, saving diesel.

Monitoring and Maintenance

Monitoring and Maintenance

Our equipment allows us to monitor every Swimsol system via live Internet feed. When required, we react swiftly and skilfully to any problems that arise, in order to ensure reliable system performance.
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Permits

Permits

Where applicable we are happy to guide and support our clients with any necessary permits and paperwork required for installation of our products.
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