June 27 (Renewables Now) - Norwegian assurance and risk management expert DNV has verified the design methodology for a floating solar concept of Norwegian start-up Sunlit Sea, the former said last week.
Sunlit Sea offers prefabricated floating solar PV (FPV) systems that use two welded aluminium sheets with laminated solar panels on top of them.
After a review of Sunlit Sea’s Design Basis document, DNV has concluded that the design methodology complies with the requirements in its recommended practice (RP) for design, development and operation of FPV systems.
DNV explained that using the DNV recommended practice for verification and assurance at the early stages of development serves as evidence of reliability and strengthens the confidence of customers and partners.
The certification firm expects the FPV sector to grow rapidly in the coming years as it requires no land use and can be combined with other applications of water reservoirs like water treatment, irrigation and hydropower generation. DNV projects around 20 GW-25 GW of FPV to be deployed worldwide within 2030.