Sungrow Bags DNV Recognition for Floating Solar Mooring Design

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  • Quality assurance company DNV has awarded Sungrow FPV a statement of conformity for its anchoring and mooring design methodology for floating solar systems.
  • The verification means Sungrow FPV, a subsidiary of Chinese inverter manufacturer Sungrow, is the first company to receive a statement of conformity.

DNV has issued a statement of conformity to Sungrow FPV, a Chinese provider of floating solar photovoltaic technology, for its anchoring and mooring design methodology for FPV systems.

Statement of Conformity

The statement is the first to take into account the DNVGL-RP-0584, Recommended Practice for design, development and operation of floating solar photovoltaic systems, published in March.

It was awarded following a verification process based on the RP’s requirements and recommendations concerning design methodology for anchoring and mooring of FPV plants.

Floating solar for renewable energy

Floating solar is an emerging technology for providing renewable energy in areas with space constraints, but there have been anchoring and mooring failures, with numerous accidents recorded.

The statement of conformity verifies that the design methodology for anchoring and mooring, in Sungrow FPV’s case, complies with the recommended practice, and is considered adequate to be implemented in design of future FPV projects.

DNV’s 2021 Energy Transition Outlook forecasts a 20-fold growth in solar PV between now and 2050. Although floating solar remains a niche technology, demand is set to grow from the present global installed capacity of above 3 GWp to 10 GWp before the end of 2025.

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Source: DNV

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