SUB Solar generates renewable solar power, and is intended as a supplement to onshore electricity supplies or fossil energy sources such as diesel generators.

We will deliver full-scale floating solar power systems installed on recycled fish-cage float rings, or modular and scalable solar power facilities. These systems function in a grid linking solar panels, batteries and diesel generators.

The solution cuts COemissions and lowers noise from the fish farm by reducing the use of diesel generators on feed barges.

SUB Solar is particularly suitable for fish farmers who have already installed a hybrid system with batteries and a downsized diesel generator. Our solar power system can easily be connected to the hybrid solution, making it even more environment-friendly.

SUB Solar can be delivered with batteries and control systems, fully installed and operational, with reuse of float rings included, or as modular, scalable solar power systems with batteries and control systems. These are delivered to their destination in containers.

Benefits for the fish farmer

  • Cuts COemissions
  • Reduces noise
  • Lower costs, increased profitability
  • Activities classified as sustainable

Industrial partnership

We are in the forefront with developing and testing floating solar energy systems for use in the aquaculture industry, and have established an industrial partnership with strong Norwegian players on both customer and supplier sides.

SUB Solar will soon be ready for direct supply as a complete hybrid system with deliveries from our partners, or via providers of hybrid systems.

Pilot installation at Hofseth

We installed a solar power system in the autumn of 2020 for the Hofseth Aqua fish farm at Opshaugvik in Stranda municipality, Norway. The winter months are being used to determine how wind and weather affect the solar panels.

Roger Hofseth is CEO of Hofseth International, one Norway’s leading players in salmon and trout processing, with production in western Norway’s Stor Fjord. He says the company wants to help find new and more environment friendly solutions, while also having an ambition to contribute to local value creation.

“Our Stranda site is connected to the onshore power grid, so we can safely make the farm available for testing,” explains Hofseth. “The solution based on attaching solar panel arrays to cage float rings could have a big potential, particularly for sites without a connection to the grid. Our goal is to find genuinely environment-friendly and profitable solutions.”