Competition to find new wave energy converter

A competition has been launched to find new wave energy converter devices. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) said applicants need to have already identified their concept and carried out tests to […]

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A competition has been launched to find new wave energy converter devices.

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) said applicants need to have already identified their concept and carried out tests to prove it works.

WES is the national research and development body for the wave energy sector in Scotland. This is their second competitive project.

It is looking for new devices which haven’t been developed before however it will consider existing devices if there are significant and proven improvements.

Tim Hurst, Managing Director, Wave Energy Scotland said: “Ultimately we want to see the testing of scale prototype devices.

“This is the point where wave energy will become interesting to private investors once more.

“When that happens, WES will take a huge step nearer to its goal to support the production of a wave energy device which can generate commercially viable electricity from wave energy.”