(Photos: Life DemoWave)
EU-backed Life DemoWave project is making progress with the construction of wave energy buoys that will be deployed for demonstration purposes off the coast of Galicia in Spain.
The developers behind the project said they’re working on the assembly of two oscillating water column type of wave energy converters.
The devices are rated at 25kW each, and will be deployed at the experimental site in Punta Langosteira to demonstrate the viability of using wave energy converters for power production.
Aside from power production, the Life DemoWave project will also seek to demonstrate the environmental benefits of using wave energy systems.
The project will run for two years, until September 2018, involving a multidisciplinary consortium which, in addition to Quantum Innovative, also includes the University of Vigo, CETMAR, Advanced Crew and Ship Management (ACSM), Hércules Control (HCTech), and Grupo Josmar.
Total worth of the project is estimated to be €1.8 million, for which the EU contributed €1 million through the LIFE program – the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.