NWEC Stage 1 Guidance



Project Lead

Wave Energy Scotland Ltd

The Novel Wave Energy Converter (NWEC) programme was Wave Energy Scotland’s second call, with the primary focus of characterising and developing the device prime mover and structure. The call opened in June 2015, with applications awarded for entry into Stage 1 for WECs which offered significant improvements over existing state-of-the-art technologies.

This package of documents covers the full set of requirements for Stage 1 of the 3-Stage programme which aims to develop novel WEC technologies.

An online webinar which outlines the programme can also be viewed here

Please note; entries into the NWEC Programme are closed. Projects that were originally accepted into Stage 1 have progressed into future stages of the programme through closed competitions.

Details of the projects which were successful in entering into this stage can be found here, in the "Development Programmes" section of the Knowledge Library. 

Novel Wave Energy Converter - Stage 1 Guidance Documentation

These documents provide guidance for Stage 1 of the Novel WEC programme, outlining the overall competition guidance, supplementary guidance on the wave tank testing elements, the sea state conditions to be used for the WES Mandatory Performance Tank Testing, and the requirements for Third Party Verification of tank testing.

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