Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group has unveiled what it says is the world’s first floating wind turbine, solar farm, and fish farm combination, Electrek reported.
The hybrid floating wind, solar, and fish farm – or aquaculture – project is in the National Marine Ranching Demonstration Zone near Nanri Island, a fishing island in Fujian Province, China.
It features a three-columned, semi-submersible floating platform that supports a 3.6-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine and 0.4 MW of lightweight, flexible solar panels. It’s installed in an area with a depth of around 115 feet (35 meters). A fish farming space has been dedicated in the hexagonal space beneath the central platform.
The world's first floating wind power-fishery integrated platform was completed recently at the Nanri Island offshore wind farm in Putian, east China's Fujian Province pic.twitter.com/5oA1OVq8cq— China Xinhua News (@XHNews)
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Singapore was already one of the top eight global financial hubs before the world financial and economic crisis of 2008, and has now overtaken Paris and Tokyo (Global Financial Centres Index 32). Strengthening Singapore’s role as a green finance hub was essential to accomplishing this.