Category Archives: Seapower News

Testing Campaign Portaferry Co. Down

Sea power Ltd are testing their prototype Seapower Platform at the wave basin at Queens University in Portaferry. Monochromatic and panchromatic waves are produced and excellent power has been measured: Testing includes a novel PTO damping strategy, different mooring layouts, … Continue reading

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Seapower and Limerick Wave form PTO development partnership

May 2014. Seapower and Limerick Wave entered a partnership to share knowledge & expertise. The Limerick Wave PTO unit will be developed in conjunction with the Seapower Platform. This will advance the direct drive power take off option for the … Continue reading

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Seapower have been awarded access to a MARINET testing facility

A shape optimisation study just completed in February 2014 indicates that the Power Curve can be increased by changing the pontoon and hinge configurations. Seapower will use the Marinet tank testing program to validate these numerical results. Location: Portaferry, QUB, … Continue reading

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Ireland unveils package of support for wave and tidal energy

Set out in the Irish Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan launched by Irish Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte, includes a feed-in tariff of €260 per megawatt-hour http://renews.biz/60168/dublin-sweetens-ocean-waters/

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Seapower continues to receive support from the Irish Government via the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) funding schemes

Seapower has just complete the assembly of the PTO bench test rig which was grant-aided by the SEAI.

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Seapower Update (Nov 2011)

November 2011.   Sea Power Ltd is finalising a development and validation program on its design concept for a wave energy converter – The Sea Power Platform. Physical and numerical modelling of our test model, along with extensive in-house tank testing … Continue reading

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