Wave Energy Scotland funds new system projects

Posted on 25 Apr 2018 and read 409 times
Wave Energy Scotland funds new system projectsWave Energy Scotland (WES) (www.waveenergyscotland.co.uk) has assessed 13 recently completed control-system
projects that were part of its technology programme and has selected three that will share further development funding amounting to £632,500.

Sgurr Control, which has extensive experience of onshore and offshore wind-power developments, will work with Cruz Atcheson on the first project (it was awarded £187,409).

MaxSim’s concept builds on the experience of several key Scottish wave energy companies (it was awarded £187,500).

The third project to be selected was from Queen Mary University in London, which will work with the University of Exeter and Edinburgh-based Mocean Energy (it was awarded £151,304).

The control system for a wave energy converter is an essential item, and it can constitute a complex piece of technology. These research projects are expected to conclude in nine months’ time.

WES managing director Tim Hurst said: “These three projects represent the best new concepts for controls that can be applied to wave energy converters.

“I’m pleased that we are using the experience of Scottish developers and growing that knowledge base at home.”

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