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Sinn Power set to pilot commercial wave energy project on Cape Verde

CTBR Staff Writer Published 03 April 2018

Sinn Power has signed an agreement with an aquaculture company Fazenda de Camarão to begin a commercial wave energy pilot project on Cape Verde.

The commercial demonstration project for wave energy will be developed on the São Vicente island by Sinn Power in partnership with the local association.

As part of the project, a wave energy converter from Sinn Power will be installed to fully power an organic shrimp farm by renewable energy.

The project will be launched in the near future with a detailed feasibility study.

Sinn Power CEO Philipp Sinn said: “Sinn Power is looking forward to realize the first steps of this feasibility study, as it could open a new chapter of renewable energy supply.

“If 10% of the energy needs of Cape Verde are covered by our innovative technology, we could reduce the yearly carbon footprint by 37,000 tons.”

Sinn Power said that in the coming months, it will start measuring the local wave data and expects to generate an exact wave profile apart from carrying out several other analyses.

The wave energy developer said that it will begin to protocol and measure the exact energy requirements of the shrimp farm once the sea food production is completely set up. This will enable it to develop a customized off-grid system and enable it to install its wave technology.

Sinn Power will design an energy system in the coming years, which will be based on its wave energy technology to supply power to Fazenda de Camarão’s shrimp farm.

The company said that its wave energy converter produces electricity by using the power of waves. Supported by a solar power plant, Fazenda de Camarão is expected to produce organic sea food using 100% renewable energy.

Fazenda de Camarão general manager Carlos Ferreira Santos said: “By teaming up with Sinn Power, our farm will deliver a product with very low carbon footprint, as part of our holistic approach to sustainability. At the end, we want to become a global role model for quality, sustainability and value.”

Image: The installation of the water pumps by Fazenda de Camarão for the shrimp farm on São Vicente. Photo: courtesy of SINN Power GmbH.