The €11 million (US $12 million) FORESEA project brings together Europe’s leading ocean energy test facilities to help demonstration of tidal, wave and offshore wind energy technologies in real-sea conditions.
Of particular interest to both parties is the development of methods to facilitate environmental studies around marine energy converters.
Results from the study will support and inform the wave energy convertor (WEC) designs currently under development.
The Wave Energy Prize is a 20-month design-build-test competition that aims to double the energy captured from ocean waves.
The OIST design is a hybrid of a kite and a wind turbine: an ocean current turbine is anchored to seabed with a line and floats in the current while water rotates its three blades.
Scotrenewables Tidal Power has completed the deployment of its advanced modular anchoring system at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney in preparation for the installation of its SR2000 2MW floating tidal turbine.