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  • Monday, February 19, 2018

    U.S. Navy Moves On Wave Energy

    US Navy picks Irish wave energy system; The US Navy is to carry out grid-scale testing of a wave energy convertor developed by an Irish company.

    5 February 2018 (The Construction Index)

    “…[Irish-designed OE Buoy will be built in the US]and deployed at the US Navy’s wave energy test site on the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu in autumn 2018. The contract value of is €5.25m out of a total project value of almost €10m for testing…The 750t OE Buoy measures 38m by 18m with a draught of 9m and has a potential rated capacity of up to 1.25MW in electrical power production…It is estimated that a 100MW wave farm could power up to 47,000 Irish homes…[The pilot project is part of the Navy’s effort to test the reliability of near-full-scale wave energy converters and obtain data to validate performance predictions and levelized cost of energy estimates]…” click here for more

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