Tests completed on new wave energy designs

Tests have been completed on the latest designs of a wave energy converter (WEC) by Pelamis Wave Power. The trials are part of a £1.4 million project commissioned and funded by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to make large-scale WEC arrays more cost effective. Pelamis has spent a month testing models of its new P2e […]

New research aims to cut costs of wave energy generators

The University of Dundee has won a £250,000 grant for research into reducing the costs of wave energy generators and making them more efficient. It will be working on a three-year project with Pelamis Wave Power and will use the energy developer’s machine – the tubes of which are currently made from steel – and […]

£10m energy challenge will see “renaissance” of skills

A £10 million prize launched yesterday to harness marine power in Scotland could make the country a world leader in renewable energy. The Saltire Prize competition, funded by the Scottish tax payer, will pit four private companies against each other to see who can generate the most power from the sea. The devices installed in […]