Sea power and Limerick Wave Ltd. will be in receipt of funding to develop a pre-commercial 1:4 scale demonstrator unit at Smartbay test site in Galway Bay. The Seapower Platform will measure mechanical power at the site in phase 1 and convert this mechanical power to electrical power in phase 2.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is Ireland’s national energy authority with a mission to play a leading role in the transformation of Ireland to a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices, and a vision of making Ireland a recognised global leader in sustainable energy. This encompasses environmentally and economically sustainable production, supply and use of energy, in support of Government policy, across all sectors of the economy. Its remit relates mainly to improving energy efficiency, advancing the development and competitive deployment of renewable sources of energy and combined heat and power, and reducing the environmental impact of energy production and use, particularly in respect of greenhouse gas emissions. SEAI is partly financed by Ireland’s EU Structural Funds Programme cofounded by the Irish Government and the European Union