Gallery SolarSea 1
Gallery SolarSea 1
December 2018
Headquarters 1040 Wien, Österreich

Floating solar panels on sea surface

SolarSea - Commercial floating solar panels for the sea

suitable for tropical islands such as Maldives or French Polynesia, SwimSol tackles diesel generators dependence by providing solar panels designed for seas and oceans.

Providing solar energy through underwater cables, these sea surface solar panels do not require any land space like other solar panels. Each unity is 196m² with a capacity of 24kWp. Its lifetime is 30 years and waves up to 1,5 meters are harmless to it. Convenient for remote areas, this solution allows to get rid of fuel imports and provides cheaper energy than diesel power.

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Key features

  • Increased efficiency : no shadows on the panel and self-cooling system with sea water
  • Resistant to waves up to 1.5 meters.
  • No negative ecological effects


  • Lifetime of 30 years
  • Cheaper energy than diesel power

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Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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