Norwegian solar energy company, Ocean Sun, has secured US patent for its solar power plant.
The patent will be granted in May 2020 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Ocean Sun’s patented technology is based on a thin polymer membrane that is used to float the customized PV modules.
The patent approval was secured after Ocean Sun received a conformity statement from DNV GL earlier this year.
The conformity statement is the first of its kind and was issued following a thorough verification process which sets the standard for the expansion of floating solar globally.
The conformity statement verifies that the design methodology of the Ocean Sun floating solar structure, including design principles, methods and safety factors, complies with the relevant standards and recommended practices.
The solar solution is designed and build for operations in man-made reservoirs and coastal waters, with a design that combines solutions from open-sea salmon farms and the latest solar technology.