Edinburgh-based wave energy company Mocean Energy has selected C-GEN technology developed by the University of Edinburgh to provide power take-off for their first half-scale wave energy device prototype, the company announced on 20 August.
C-GEN is a novel direct-drive generator that is highly efficient over a wide range of wave conditions, Mocean said.
In January 2019, Mocean Energy secured £3.3mn from Wave Energy Scotland to develop and build a scale prototype of their Blue Horizon wave device, which is expected to be deployed in Orkney waters in 2020.
Tim Hurst, Managing Director at Wave Energy Scotland, said: “The cooperation between Mocean Energy and University of Edinburgh illustrates the benefits to the sector of greater collaboration and partnership. This is a significant milestone for the Mocean Energy team and prepares the way for the build of the device itself and subsequent deployment and testing at sea in 2020.”