Clinton Climate Initiative

Floating Solar: Part of the Solution for Island Nations?

Join the Clinton Climate Initiative’s knowledge sharing series on floating solar for islands, including an introductory webinar, and two mini-courses.

Kick-Off Webinar
Floating Solar: Part of the Solution for Island Nations?

In partnership with Island Innovation
Technical presentations led by Multiconsult

 

December 3, 2020 | Two sessions: 11:00 a.m. GMT+4 and 10:00 a.m. GMT-5

REGISTER HERE FOR 11:00 A.M. GMT+4 SESSION

REGISTER HERE FOR 10:00 A.M. GMT-5 SESSION

Join the Clinton Climate Initiative for a webinar on floating solar for islands, covering FPV technology, markets, and floating solar’s potential for islands’ renewable energy transition. Hear from floating solar technology experts as well as those involved in developing floating solar projects in islands, including the Seychelles marine floating solar project. 

 

This webinar will cover:

  • Floating PV — an introduction to a fast growing market

    • Technology trends

    • Cost trends

    • Current and future build patterns

    • Select case studies

  • Discussion of island states and their renewable energy context

    • Particular challenges for islands in power sector context

    • Isolated grids, low interconnectivity

    • Security of supply challenges

    • Climate risks and extreme weather/storm events

  • Procuring small-scale, grid-connected renewable energy systems: lessons learned from Seychelles’ marine floating solar project

  • Discussion — future and impact of floating solar in island nations


Join one of CCI’s mini-courses on floating solar for islands
Participation is free, but numbers are limited to ensure an interactive and high-quality experience. Priority given to those living/working in islands.
December 7-18, 2020

Register your interest and complete the short application here

Technical track: Aimed at solar practitioners and management and staff from the utility and regulators. Participants are expected to have a technical or engineering background with basic knowledge of electrical and power systems, as the course will provide a deeper dive into the key technical aspects associated with FPV fundamentals, design, and connection to the grid. The course will consist of four 2-3 hour webinars and take place from 7-10 December, 2020. To accommodate multiple time zones, participants can choose from one of two options. Sessions for the first time option will begin at 12 p.m. GMT+4, and sessions for the second option will begin at 10 a.m. GMT-4. See schedule below for more details.

Procurement & de-risking track: Aimed at policymakers, utility representatives, consultants, and other energy practitioners who are interested in de-risking and procuring floating solar projects in islands. This track will cover the basics of floating solar technology, but no prior technical knowledge is assumed. The course will consist of three two-hour modules and take place from 14-16 December, 2020. To accommodate multiple time zones, participants can choose from one of two options. Sessions for the first time option will begin at 12 p.m. GMT+4, and sessions for the second option will begin at 10 a.m. GMT-4. See schedule below for more details. 

Course track

Module

Session Date

Option 1 Start GMT + 4

Option 2 Start GMT - 4

Module Duration

Week 1: Technical Track

7-10 December

T-1

Solar PV Design Workshop

Monday

7 Dec 2020

12:00pm

10:00am

2hr

T-2

Designing of FPV Systems for Island States

Tuesday

8 December 2020

3hr

T-3

Protection and coordination in transmission and distribution networks

Wednesday

9 December 2020

3hr

T-4

Optimal power system operation – Minimization of losses and maximization of efficiency

Thursday

10 December 2020

3hr

Week 2: Procurement Track

14-16 December

P-1

Technology: Solar PV and Floating Solar PV: Key issues to consider in preparing for IPP tender

Monday

14 December 2020

12:00pm

10:00am

2hr30

P-2

Preparation and documentation: Suite of legal documents, preparatory studies and other processes

Tuesday

15 December 2020

2hr30

P-3

Tender implementation: timelines, roles, tools, communication

Wednesday

16 December 2020

12:00pm

10:00am

2hr

P-4*

Closing Session – Summary from both technical + procurement track – certificate award

2:00pm

12:00pm

0hr30

Register your interest and complete a brief application for the courses here

Courses will be led by Multiconsult, technical and procurement advisor for Seychelles’ 4 MW marine FPV project. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from Multiconsult. 

For questions, please contact Fiona Wilson [email protected]