SINN Power has inked a partnership agreement with a local aquaculture company Fazenda de Camarão to start a wave energy demonstration project on São Vicente island in Africa.
Within this project, a SINN Power wave energy converter will be installed to supply an organic shrimp farm with 100% renewable energy.
As agreed in the contract between SINN Power and Fazenda de Camarão, the project will be launched shortly with a detailed feasibility study.
Over the following months, SINN Power said it will begin with the measuring of the local wave data.
An exact wave profile will be generated and several other analyses will be carried out, according to the German wave energy developer.
As soon as the production of the sea food is fully established, SINN Power will start to protocol and measure the exact energy needs of the shrimp farm to tailor a customized off-grid system.
Philipp Sinn, CEO of SINN Power, 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.”
The following step will be to install the SINN Power wave technology. To do so, the engineers will design a custom-made SINN Power wave energy converter array to match the individual energy demand.
Backed up by a solar power plant, Fazenda de Camarão will produce organic sea food with 100% renewable energy, according to SINN Power.
Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany and general manager of Fazenda de Camarão, Carlos Ferreira Santos, defines the project as pioneering:
“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.”
The first progress on Cape Verde became visible last year. While the engineers in Germany worked on finalizing the next generation of the patented SINN Power technology, the partners on São Vicente completed the aquaculture structure. The production of the shrimp will be launched promptly, SINN Power informed.
Fabian Brandl, SINN Power’s Project Manager, said: “With the island São Vicente and our local partners we have found the ideal conditions for our first commercial wave energy project. Establishing a flagship project for sustainability will be an important milestone for our technology and will have a positive impact on all of Cabo Verde.”
The initiative goes in line with Cape Verde’s plans to run completely on renewable energy by 2025.