SINN Power has recently visited the Caribbean islands of Aruba and Curacao to explore the potential of wave energy development, as part of the Energy Export Initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
SINN Power CEO, Dr. Philipp Sinn, and head of Sales Johannes Stuck visited the Caribbean islands and presented its products and services to more than 100 participants during the 1st German-Caribbean Energy Conference.
Currently, the power supply on the islands is very costly and subject to large fluctuations. The energy demand is mainly covered by fossil fuels. This is very harmful to the environment and also extremely expensive. Both in Aruba and Curacao efforts are therefore strong to steadily increase energy demand through the implementation of renewable energy, the company explained.
The solution that the company considers the most suitable is renewable energy from ocean waves.
Wave power plants are closer to a base load capability and can do without large storage or redundant systems. For the strongly tourist-dominated islands, taking care of the visual and acoustic harassment of renewable energy technologies is of great importance.
“The strong swell and rough conditions do not attract any beach tourists, but is an ideal condition for your wave power plants,” said Dr. Philipp Sinn, founder and CEO of SINN Power.
Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes added: “Aruba wants to promote the implementation and the use of renewable energies. Our aim is to become independent of fossil fuels in the future. In 2020, 50 percent of the energy supply should come from sustainable energy sources.
“To achieve these ambitious goals, policymakers and utilities need to work closely together. The recently adopted energy master plan also includes the implementation of sustainable energy systems.”