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  • 5 June 2014
    R&D, Technology

    The trade association representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, RenewableUK, has hailed the opening of a new marine energy test centre at the University of Edinburgh as another positive example of the progress being made by the sector. The new £9.5m FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility will have the capability to recreate scale version […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Authorities, Environment

    Wave Hub Limited (WHL) has submitted an environmental scoping report to Natural Resources Wales and the Marine Management Organisation for the Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone (PDZ).

  • 18 August 2011

    As the wave power research project gets underway, DexaWave Energy is not worried about high waves damaging their converters, but the ideal… by Francesca Vella (independent) [mappress] Source: independent, August 18, 2011

  • 11 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney (EMEC) and the FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility at Edinburgh University will work together to offer technical input and tank testing capability to developers applying to Wave Energy Scotland’s latest funding call on novel wave energy converter concepts. Announced yesterday, the call will offer up to 100 per […]

  • 8 February 2013
    R&D, Technology

    On 23-24 January, part of Wave Energy Centre’s (WavEC) team has been performing measurements at a wave tank of the University of Porto’s Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) to prepare the testing of a wave energy converter at this tank in April.  The Wave Energy Centre is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2003 dedicated to the […]

  • 29 March 2018
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Wave Hub is looking to facilitate floating wind technology testing at its site off Cornwall due to slow progress of the wave energy sector and delays from technology developers that signed up for testing their devices at the site. 

  • 23 January 2013
    R&D, Technology

    A major new research project – lead by the University of Dundee – has been launched with the aim of helping make offshore wave energy a sustainable proposition. Sustainable offshore wave energy has the potential to make a real contribution towards the binding European Union commitment to source 20% of its electricity requirements from renewable […]

  • 2 January 2013

    The first wave energy converter (WEC) devices may now by deployed at the Wave Hub test site following approval by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The MMO has announced it has approved an application from OceanEnergy Ltd to deploy and test an OEB35 OceanEnergy buoy WEC for a period of up to three years. The […]

  • 25 July 2012

    Wave Hub has welcomed a UK Government announcement that will see financial support for wave and tidal stream technologies more than double from next year. The Department of Energy and Climate Change confirmed today that it will increase support for wave and tidal stream projects from two Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) to five per megawatt […]

  • 21 April 2011

    Large-scale wave energy has come a step closer to becoming a commercial reality after a WA company launched a world-first flotation buoy…   By Michael Hopkin [mappress] Source: West Australian, April 21, 2011

  • 10 December 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Seatricity, a wave energy company, is to develop a 10MW array over the next two years at Wave Hub, the offshore renewable energy test facility in Cornwall. UK based Seatricity plans to deploy its second generation device at Wave Hub next year before building out to a full scale grid-connected array in 2015. Seatricity managing […]

  • 31 May 2012

    A tidal and wave testing facility that is currently under construction is expected to make testing of tidal prototypes easier. According to, the FloWave TT test center is being built at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus. The facility will contain the first water tank in the world capable of simulating waves of […]

  • 3 January 2012

    Eco Wave Power has completed the construction and testing phase of its first sea wave energy generation models the “Wave Clapper”, and the “Power Wing”. The testing took place in the wave pool of the Hydro-Mechanical National Institute of Kiev. The “wave pool”, 2.5 meters depth, and 18 meters length, provided Eco Wave Power with […]

  • 23 November 2018
    R&D, Technology

    Floating Power Plant (FPP) has commenced the testing of the power take-off (PTO) system of its wave energy converter at Aalborg University, FPP told our sister site

  • 30 March 2011

    Principle Power, Inc, of Seattle is using $1.4 million in funding from the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable… By Mark Higgins (energy) [mappress] Source: energy, March 30, 2011

  • 8 September 2011
    Operations & Maintenance

      Aegir Wave Power has successfully deployed a second wave measurement buoy off the south west coast of Shetland. The buoy, which floats on the surface of the sea, will measure the wave height, direction and period at its location 2km offshore of Kettle Ness, West Burra. The information will be used by Aegir Wave […]

  • 25 September 2013
    R&D, Technology

    IBERDROLA INGENIERÍA, in partnership with the Swedish company CorPower Ocean specializing in wave energy converters and the Portuguese marine research centre WavEc, has embarked on the development of the R&D project HiWave, focused on high efficiency wave power. This international initiative aims to demonstrate wave power harnessing using a new type of compact device with […]

  • 15 March 2013

    Oceanlinx today unveiled the highly optimised blueWAVE design that is a smaller, lighter and a cheaper wave energy solution for deep water applications. Oceanlinx’s continued development and expertise in the wave energy sector has allowed the company to further improve the blueWAVE design to ensure even better performance and also a reduction in overall costs. […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    Reflecting the UK Government’s commitment to developing low-carbon energy, Ministers have reaffirmed their support for Wave Hub and to ensuring the UK secures maximum benefit from the facility in the future, Wave Hub said. Wave Hub is wholly-owned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and exists to accelerate and support the development […]

  • 5 February 2014

    WaveRoller, the breakthrough wave energy device created by the wave energy developer AW-Energy, has received independent performance verification, taking the wave power industry one step closer to commercialization. An extensive study and performance verification was conducted by the leading technical advisory to the renewable energy industry, DNV GL. The aim of the study was to […]

  • 5 October 2015

    The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility at the University of Edinburgh has just joined AIRTO. AIRTO, the Association for Innovation, Research and Technology Organisations, brings together the country’s leading universities, businesses and research organisations to encourage enterprise and the commercial take up of scientific and technological advances. Together, AIRTO members’ represent a significant component of […]

  • 26 June 2015

    Wave Hub, a wave energy demonstration site, comprises offshore and onshore infrastructure combined with an offshore safety management system. The site is connected to the onshore substation by a subsea cable arrangement rated at 33kV. The subsea cable terminates at the Wave Hub, where the two 3 core power circuits of the subsea cables are connected to the […]

  • 1 April 2014

      Speaking at the ADB Pacific business media summit last week in Sydney, Australia, ADB’s senior Pacific energy specialist Anthony Maxwell stressed the fact that renewables are becoming more viable for Pacific Island countries, writes Solomon Star news site. He said that wave energy is in a similar position as solar power 10-15 years ago, […]

  • 7 May 2012

    The fact that Ireland is one of the countries that has the best waves is not a secret, but how to make use of those waves in terms of making energy? reports that this has been a crucial question for many years now and Ireland has invested a vast amount of money and time […]

  • 12 October 2011
    Business & Finance

      Pelamis Wave Power, the world’s most advanced wave energy company, has secured an agreement for lease from The Crown Estate to develop a wave farm, large enough to power some 7,000 homes on average – more than meeting the average electricity requirements of Stornoway. The 10MW lease is for a site located off the […]

  • 10 September 2013

    A UK-based company is hoping to deploy its wave energy device called ”the Lifesaver“ off the Cornwall coast, writes BBC. The device would be connected to the grid via Wave Hub, which is a grid-connected offshore facility in South West England for large scale testing of technologies that generate electricity from the power of the […]