AKVA in solar deal to power up Chile salmon industry

AKVA pens with Inseanergy solar panel array

AKVA group, the world’s largest supplier of services to the aquaculture industry, has entered into a partnership deal which could help transform the Chilean fish farming industry’s power setup.

The deal is with Inseanergy which specialises in turnkey solutions for floating solar power systems.

AKVA  said  it marks a significant step towards being able to electrify the Chilean aquaculture industry. This collaboration, the company believes, will  transform low emission farming practices in the region by harnessing solar energy to power Chilean fish farming operations.

AKVA Chile General Manager Christian Gerardo Schäfer Oyanedel said: “This is good for the environment and aligns perfectly with the industry’s shift towards sustainability.

“Chile’s solar energy potential is particularly promising for the aquaculture industry, and we are excited to explore this further.”

By teaming up with Inseanergy and also Kverneland Energi, he said AKVA is demonstrating its firm belief in the transformative power of low emission and deep farming technologies.

The initiative aims at precision farming with minimal emissions, incorporating advanced hybrid battery systems, solar power plants, software, and control systems tailored to meet the challenging demands of sustainable aquaculture.

It  focuses on replacing fossil fuels with solar energy, reducing fossil fuel energy consumption.

This represents a leap towards environmental stewardship and opens up new possibilities for locations previously deemed challenging due to reliance on gas tanks or diesel, thereby cutting down the fossil footprint significantly.

Schäfer Oyanedel added: “Sustainability is part of AKVA group’s culture and DNA. It is part of the solutions and products we sell and buy, as well as a driving force behind innovation.

“The goal is to achieve better cost-effective and sustainable operations. This is a system of floating solar energy production that generates 100% emission-free green energy.”

He explained that the  solar power plant will work as a “floating generator” and will be able to produce as much as 290 Kw per hour.

“In combination with a battery pack and water feeding, we can reduce the running time of the diesel generator by up to 90% on a typical fish farm,” he maintained.

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