Floating Man, a pioneering Dubai-based company specializing in floating structures, has unveiled a revolutionary floating solar structure designed specifically for open seas. The innovative technology boasts a sizeable expanse of 900 square meters and can accommodate approximately 200 solar modules, each with a power capacity of up to 700 W. With a total weight of around 50 tons, the structure represents a significant advancement in solar energy deployment.
According to Mehdi Honarvar, CEO of Floating Man, negotiations are currently underway for the launch of the system, with deployment deals in the finalization stage. Honarvar emphasized the groundbreaking nature of the technology, particularly its suitability for open-sea applications, as many countries transition from land-based to floating solar power solutions.
The company highlighted the durability of the structure, capable of withstanding winds of up to 160 km/h, and projected to have a lifespan of 30 years. Constructed from steel and coated to resist corrosion, the stability of the structure is reinforced by 30 floating pontoons.
In addition to its resilience in extreme weather conditions, Floating Man’s floating solar structure also offers flexibility in panel installation, accommodating even bifacial modules. The design effectively mitigates flooding in waves up to 2 meters high and provides resistance against high tides with significant water level variations.
Furthermore, Floating Man holds a patent for an offshore floating breakwater, enhancing safety measures for floating solar projects. With its innovative features and robust construction, the floating solar technology introduced by Floating Man represents a significant advancement in renewable energy solutions.