Photo: Inseanergy’s floating solar unit (Courtesy of Inseanergy)

AKVA Group, Inseanergy team up to decarbonize aquaculture using floating solar

The world’s largest producer of equipment for the farming industry AKVA Group and Norwegian floating solar company Inseanergy have signed a letter of intent for the supply and integration of green energy solutions to the aquaculture industry.

Inseanergy’s floating solar unit (Courtesy of Inseanergy)
Inseanergy’s floating solar unit (Courtesy of Inseanergy)

By partnering with Inseanergy, AKVA Group will be able to offer customers total energy systems that include self-produced green energy that will collectively reduce diesel consumption, operating costs and environmental footprint.

Luanched in 2020, Inseanergy is a company that supplies energy systems that are based on renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and hydrogen.

Tore Obrestad, global solution manager in AKVA Group, said: “We work with our customers to better understand their challenges and opportunities. The goal is to achieve better cost-effective and sustainable operations, and here we have a product that AKVA Group will integrate into its total package.

“This is a system of floating solar energy production that generates 100 % emission-free green energy. In combination with a battery pack and water feeding, we can reduce the running time of the diesel generator by up to 90 % on a typical fish farm.”

Egil Hjelmeland, sales director at Inseanergy, added: “For Inseanergy, this represents a collaboration with an established global player who sees great value in using sustainable technology. We have complementary products, and together we reduce the environmental footprint and operating costs of our customers.”

Inseanergy has designed its floating solar technology to fit the needs of the aquaculture sector, as it can be installed on recycled fish cages, and used in combination with onshore power supply to reduce the use of diesel generators that traditionally power fish farms.

The floating solar system is particularly suitable in combination with hybrid system solutions combining batteries and downsized diesel generators, to make it even more environment-friendly, according to the company.

The Norwegian company has already secured several contracts to supply its floating solar systems to clients from aquaculture industry.

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