According to Forbes:
German startup Sinn Power has developed a modular maritime platform able to generate renewable energy from waves, wind and solar sources. Starting later this summer, it hopes to offer solar panel manufacturers the chance to test and demonstrate photovoltaic arrays on a floating platform off the Greek coast as part of an off-grid energy solution.
It’s feasible that wave energy equipment can be made reliable, just as the offshore drilling industry has demonstrated with its hardware – but it’s very expensive. The sector was non-competitive 20 years ago and is even less competitive now, with the advent of cheap natural gas, offshore wind, and onshore solar.
Our attitude: we wish them success, but our money remains on traditional offshore wind in NW-Europe and large solar arrays in sunny countries.
[sinnpower.com] – Company site
[forbes.com] – First Floating Ocean Hybrid Platform Can Generate Power From Waves, Wind And Solar
[pv-magazine.com] – Solar arrays on wave energy generators, along with wind turbines
[cleantechnica.com] – German Company Combines Wind, Wave, & Solar Power In One System
[Google Maps] – Test location: breakwater wall in Iraklio, Crete, Greece.