Guinea scopes out wave of clean energy options

The German clean energy start-up SINN Power has launched a feasibility study on the potential of wave power and other renewable energy technologies on behalf of a customer in Guinea.

Illustration/SINN Power's wave energy technology (Photo: SINN Power)

On behalf of a local industrial company, SINN Power will spend a year investigating how a renewable energy mix of its own wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric power plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply for the West African country.

The initial discussions about the possibilities of renewable energy supply on site were held earlier in the year between SINN Power and the customer, and a geographical assessment using 3D analysis was carried out to verify the suitability of the proposed sites for the different energy sources.

3D rendering of a possible location for a renewable hybrid system in Guinea’s capital Conakry (Image: SINN Power)

During the next visit, planned for this October, SINN Power said it will install multi-functional sensors at the selected locations to measure wave, solar and wind data over a period of eight months.

The generated data will be evaluated by SINN Power in Germany and summarized in a feasibility study, that will be followed by site-specific recommendation for the ideal off-grid system for the customer’s needs, according to the company.

“Where conventional electricity suppliers reach their limits, SINN Power sees an opportunity to provide a reliable and cost-efficient energy solution with its innovative technologies,” said the German developer.

SINN Power offers hybrid systems that combine the its own proprietary technologies with proven, standard market solutions. In addition to the expertise in the field of wave energy, SINN Power also offers solar plants, small wind parks and kinematic hydropower parks.

In July 2018, SINN Power became one of the first companies worldwide to generate stable and controlled electricity with its wave power modules in Greece.