The TPS, developed and detailed in house by the b.offshore engineering team, harvests solar energy to power dehumidification and PLC systems within the Transition Piece (TP) until the erection of the tower. The power requirements average at 4.2 kWh per day, with an expected daily yield averaging at 6.26 kWh. Any excess daytime power is stored in a battery bank of 440 Ah, to allow operations in less favourable conditions and at night.
The functionality was proven with a test facility in Northern Germany. Owing to this experience Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd has ordered b.offshore to complete the development and deliver 80 TPS systems. The prototype serves as an illustrative example for recording operating data and for optimization in other wind farms.