01 Jan 2021

Future Unicorn Award nominee: Ocean Sun

Future Unicorn Award 2021

Ocean Sun is a solution provider and design architect for floating solar power plants.

Ocean Sun’s core innovation, a floating power system with solar panels mounted on a thin hydroelastic membrane, offers a unique solution to the world’s energy needs at world-beating cost levels enabled by the water-cooling effect, which lowers the solar panels’ operating temperature and increases power output. The flexible membrane is easy to transport and is the fastest system to install. The clever architecture also offers better seaworthiness and has higher structural resistance to strong winds such as hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons.

Learn more about Ocean Sun

What is the one thing you need to become the next Tech Giant?

“The one thing we need to become the next Tech Giant is simpler and faster legislation and permitting processes to speed up the adoption of floating solar across Europe…”

Ocean Sun

To learn more about Ocean Sun, visit their website

About the Future Unicorn Award

  • The Future Unicorn Award aims to highlight innovative start-ups and scale-ups that have the potential to become Europe’s next unicorns. The award is compiled by asking all the national trade associations affiliated with DIGITALEUROPE to nominate a single SME from their country. This results in a truly pan-European selection of incredible digital companies from all sectors.

    The award will be delivered at our flagship event, Masters of Digital on 4 February.

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