Corigliano project in southern Italy integrating floating offshore wind/solar power

March 1, 2024
SolarDuck is collaborating on a new development in the Gulf of Taranto offshore Italy.

Offshore staff

ROTTERDAM, the NetherlandsSolarDuck, a developer of offshore floating solar photovoltaic (OFPV) technology, is collaborating on a new development in the Gulf of Taranto offshore Calabria, southern Italy.

The other collaborators are Italy’s assets manager Green Arrow Capital and New Developments.

Their 120-MW OFPV farm will be integrated with a 420-MW floating offshore wind project.

SolarDuck’s elevated platform design is said to allow photo-voltaic panels to be deployed in significant wave heights while ensuring a safe environment for access and maintenance staff.

The Corigliano hybrid wind-solar farm off the coast of Corigliano-Rossano will feature 28 floating wind turbines providing a generating capacity of 420 MWp, 540 MW when combined with the 120-MW OFPV farm, with the latter generating more than 160 GWh of solar energy annually.

Italy’s government has taken steps to simplify requirements for offshore wind projects. Under the country’s national recovery and resilience plan, measures are underway to further simplify authorization procedures for renewable offshore plants.

The Decree FER2 should introduce mechanisms to promote renewable energy projects including OFPV, SolarDuck said.