German wave energy units put into operation off Greece

SINN Power wave energy converter module installed in Crete (Photo: SINN Power)

German wave energy company SINN Power has installed and commissioned two of its ‘improved’ wave energy converter modules on the largest Greek island of Crete.

In an official ceremony with 70 international guests, the second generation of the patented SINN Power wave energy technology – supported by the German Federal Government – was put into operation on June 29, 2018, SINN Power informed.

In the months to come, SINN Power will gather data on the functionality and electrical output of the modules under different wave conditions, according to the company.

SINN Power plans to install three more modules on the breakwater wall in Heraklion, using the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and a recent investment by the Schweizer Kapital Global Impact Funds.

The installation of SINN Power wave energy module (Photo: SINN Power)

Besides the technical validation, the tests will allow more specific prognoses for the cost-effectiveness of the newly developed technology.

Once the further three WECs are in place, they will allow for testing the electrical connection of several generators in practice and thus serve the further development of the innovative wave energy technology, SINN Power said earlier.

Following the successful completion of the test on the wall-mounted wave energy modules, SINN Power said earlier it will proceed to test a floating version of its wave energy converter technology.

The planned floating wave energy converter will consist of 18 modules, according to the developer.

If the technology continues to work as expected, the first commercial off-grid project is already in the pipeline, SINN Power noted.

Share this article

Follow Marine Energy

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

OEE Conference & Exhibition 2019

OEE2019 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2019

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) is where the energy transition takes place. It is Europe’s leading gathering of the entire offshore energy industry and your opportunity to network with highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets.

For more than 12 years OEEC is unique in bringing together the offshore energy industry sectors oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy. More than 550 exhibitors from around the world present their newest services, projects and innovative products. On top of this OEEC presents international trade missions, pavilions, exclusive network lounges of the OEEC member club, the Startup Zone, matchmaking areas, the Stage and networking drinks. Approximately 12,000 professionals will visit the exhibition, take part in strategic discussions, immersive technical conference sessions focusing on the future and technical developments in the industry. Three days of networking and together shaping the future of energy.

So the question is not if but how you will be participating at Offshore Energy 2019.

More info

read more >

The International Tidal Energy Summit 2019

The 2019 International Tidal Energy Summit will bring together 120 dedicated tidal energy leaders.

read more >