SINN Power: World’s First Ocean Hybrid Platform

German clean energy company, SINN Power, which specialises in wave energy technology, has developed the world’s first floating ocean hybrid platform.

The floating platform utilises the natural setting around it, as it is placed in an undisturbed part of the ocean, to generate renewable energy and electricity from the ocean, sun, and wind. This makes this hybrid platform a powerhouse of renewable energy.  

According to a press release from SINN Power, the goal of the company is to make this ocean hybrid platform internationally available as a complete off grid renewable energy solution. 

This can provide coastline countries with all three types of renewable energy: hydro power, solar power and wind power from one platform.   

Uniquely, the floating platform can be customised to maximise on the climate conditions of any location it is placed in. 

Dr. -Ing. Philipp Sinn, CEO SINN Power, explains: “Modularity has been a key aspect since we started developing maritime technologies which allows flexibility and a wide variety of applications. The floating platform can supply renewable energy to island resorts in the Caribbean and contribute to the worldwide implementation of offshore wind farms.” 

He continues, “SINN Power is the first to offer a customizable energy solution using waves, small wind and PV according to climatic conditions of any location and at competitive prices compared to other proven technologies.” 

Providing clean energy to coastline environments

According to SINN Power, intensive, long-term tests of the hybrid platform show that the platform can withstand waves of up to six meters high. 

This means the SINN Power floating ocean platform can provide coastline countries, which face the harshest sea weather, with renewable energy and ocean energy. 

Not only does this provide people living in coastal areas with clean energy, but it aids in sustainable development. This also creates new opportunities in the renewable energy global market.

Before COVID-19, SINN Power, planned to offer solar panel manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate and test their PV modules on a floating hybrid platform at the breakwater all in Iraklio, Greece, where, SINN Power are currently testing and developing the SINN Power wave energy converter modules. 

About SINN Power

In 2014, Dr. -Ing. Philipp Sinn used his knowledge from years of academic research to create the specialist wave sustainable energy company, SINN Power. 

The main goal of the company is to transform the unlimited power of ocean waves into clean, cost effective energy that anyone can access.

Since 2015, SINN Power has been designing and building progressive wave energy systems. Just five years later, SINN Power, has created high-tech generators, power electronic components, and energy storage for wave energy systems and other renewable energy systems.

Overall, offshore renewable energy platforms seem to be progressing renewable energy initiatives to phase out global fossil fuel. As a result, increasingly more sustainable energy companies are exploring this platform to generate renewable energy.  

Lina Kurdi

Lina Kurdi is an Editor and Senior Writer at CleanTech News with a primary focus on renewable energy. Lina became interested in sustainability initiatives in 2012, when news of global warming dominated the headlines. From then on, Lina has paid close attention to cleantech developments and the impact they have on protecting the Earth and all its inhabitants. With a particular interest in energy, Lina passionately believes renewable energy is the way forward into a sustainable future with net zero emissions.

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