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Reference Number ETI-MA1008
Title Wave Energy Converter (WEC) System Demonstrator - Phase I
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Ocean Energy) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Pelamis Wave Power Ltd
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 26 February 2013
End Date 14 July 2014
Duration 17 months
Total Grant Value £1,400,000
Industrial Sectors
Region Scotland
Programme Marine
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Pelamis Wave Power Ltd (100.000%)
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Abstract The Wave Energy Converter (WEC) System Demonstrator Project launched in February 2013 to accelerate the development and commercialisation of WEC systems capable of becoming cost competitive with other generation forms. This project conducted design and economic analysis, focusing on ways of implementing step-change innovative technical solutions. The long-term viability of WEC technology is dependent on the sector becoming commercially competitive with other low-carbon energy sources as quickly as possible through the significant reduction of energy delivery costs. This requires improvements in aspects such as capital cost, deployment & retrieval costs, survivability, technical performance (e.g. energy extraction), and operations & maintenance costs.
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