This project has completed realistic small scale testing and conceptual full scale studies in order to quantify the cost of energy for the Sea Power Platform two-body Wave Energy Converter.View Details
Wave Energy Scotland is committed to supporting the development of the best prime mover technologies through the Novel Wave Energy Converter programme.
WES will support novel devices which are able to demonstrate a credible step change reduction in levelised cost of energy (LCOE) over the existing state of the art, and which are on a trajectory to commence performance and operational testing in a real sea environment at an appropriate scale within 3-5 years.
8 projects originally entered into this programme at Stage 1, which commenced in 2016.
A short video showing each of the WEC devices testing during Stage 1 can be found here.
Albatern Ltd is the developer of the WaveNET array system, constructed of hexagonally interconnected Squid modules.View Details
This project has investigated potential for significant improvements to the economic performance of the Archimedes Waveswing™ WEC.View Details
Anaconda is a radical approach comprising a large water filled flexible tube that sits just below the water surface, aligned in the direction of wave propagation, with a power take off at the stern.View Details
The WaveTrain device is an array of power modules, each utilising parallel inclined tubes, open at the bottom but closed at the free surface and utilising a pneumatic turbine PTO.View Details
The innovation of the Mocean hinged raft WEC is in the design of the shapes of the bodies, which dramatically improves its dynamics and thus power absorption.View Details
This novel WEC concept is intended to break the fundamental conflict between performance and survivability by introducing the ability to substantially change the machine hull volume on command.View Details
CCell is an oscillating wave surge converter (OWSC) designed to maximise the energy extracted from ocean waves through curvature of the paddle.View Details
A project to advance understanding of the Sea Power Platform: its response to extreme conditions and the effect of various types of control on both the loading (pressures, forces, moments, etc.) and expected power capture.View Details
The Stage 2 project confirmed the feasibility of revised configurations which offered potential for significant improvements to the economic performance of the Archimedes Waveswing™ WEC whilst also reducing technical risk.View Details
The Stage 2 project included the undertaking of a series of laboratory tests, numerical modelling activities, and concept development of a full-scale configuration of the technology.View Details
The goal of NWEC Stage 2 was to develop a new high-performance WEC geometry and progress it to a viable, fully functioning WEC design that can produce electrical energy when installed in a suitable wave site.View Details
This Stage 3 project seeks to complete the design, fabrication, deployment and testing of a 1:2 scale prototype Archimedes Waveswing Wave Energy Converter (WEC).
Project Keywords: Submerged Pressure Differential, Stage 3, NWEC, Scapa Flow, Testing, Performance, Operations & MaintenanceView Details
The project will complete the detailed design, build, and testing of a ½ scale sea-going prototype Mocean WEC.
Project Keywords: NWEC, Attenuator, Gearbox, Operations & Maintenance, Scapa Flow, Testing, PerformanceView Details