96kWp – floating SolarSea®, Baa Atoll, Maldives

Nominal Capacity: 96kWp
Project Launch Year: 2016
Type: Floating, offshore SolarSea® photovoltaics
Location: Maldives

This marine-grade, photovoltaics system is the world’s first modular floating solar power plant at sea. It is composed of four identical platforms, and it was built to bring cost-efficient clean energy to a residential island in the Maldives. Land scarcity is a challenge that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face. Rooftop space for solar installations often cannot meet the energy demands of islands and additionally, land is too scarce and/or too precious for ground-mounted installations. Space at sea is abundant and offshore floating solar platforms like SolarSea allow near limitless renewable energy expansion at sea.