SUT + Potential of different floating solar technologies – Overview and analysis of different case studies

Free Webinar 1400 BST

31 August, 2021



Sara Pinto is a Principal Engineer at Equinor, with more than 9 years of experience in offshore technology, ranging from subsea structures, to wave energy technology, floating solar PV structures and offshore wind. Sara has a solid background from renewable energy, being involved over the last years with Solar (both in-land and floating PV projects), Wave energy and now Offshore Wind. Her career path started in the O&G business, working with project development, as a subsea engineer. While working in the research unit, Sara led several R&T projects on Floating Solar (FPV) and represented Equinor in external consortiums for floating solar new technology qualification.  Her expertise also extended in providing support to solar projects (both ground-mounted and floating solar), being responsible for solar resource assessments, yield studies, conceptual designs, technology evaluations and selection. Sara is the author of scientific peer-reviewed publications in international journals. She also participated on the Joint Industry Project lead by DNV GL to develop a Recommended Practice for Floating Solar Projects, bringing her holistic background across all project lifecycle stages.


Sara will cover the following in her presentation:

  • Overview of floating solar market
  • Floating PV benefits, drivers & challenges
  • Technology landscape
  • Economy of sector
  • Case studies, methodology and results
  • Conclusions
  • What’s next for Floating PV?

The free webinar will have a 40min presentation followed by a 15min Q&A session.