G8 wins 65MW floating solar system deal in West Africa

G8 offshore solar 28 FebG8 Subsea, a Singapore-based technology company with global expertise in offshore and marine renewable energy projects, has signed an agreement with West Africa Power Authority to install a full turnkey 65MW system at Hydro Dam facility

G8 Subsea will install the GPM-65 floating solar system, featuring G8’s new generation flotation and high output Photovoltaic modules to increase power production capacity of Hydro Power Plants with an advanced power management system.

The GPM-65 Solar-Hydro System will occupy approximately 350,000 sq m of water space close to the Hydro dam vicinity. The solar-hydro system will be incorporated with G8’s marine engineered mooring and flotation technology to cater to different depth variations of the dam throughout the year. The system will feature an advanced power management system with an optional energy storage system (ESS) to integrate the function of solar power and hydropower generation.

G8’s management, together with local joint venture partner, conducted a site assessment of the hydro dam facility to initiate logistics and project preparation with West Africa Power Authority operations team. The system is part of an extension to a present five megawatts system and is targeted to be commissioned by third quarter 2023.

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