On 16 May, Wave Energy Scotland (WES) announced that it will award almost £1mn to fund the development of Advanced Control Systems technology for wave energy devices.
The technology aims to significantly reduce the cost of generating electricity from wave energy devices by increasing the amount of energy that they can capture. Two wave energy devices will demonstrate the technology in Scottish wave tanks such as the FloWave facility in Edinburgh before being tested off the Orkney coast next year.
This latest award brings the total invested by WES in wave energy projects to £39.6mn.
Tim Hurst, Managing Director of WES said: “I’m delighted to see these projects going into stage three to conduct a physical demonstration of their advanced control system concepts. Both offer promising solutions to managing the efficiency and safety of wave energy converters. I look forward to their completion next year. ”