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Wave Star Energy – new wave energy conerter, which is now under going sea trials in Denmark.

Date: October 15, 2013 at 18:30 GMT

Wave Star Energy was established in October 2003 with the purpose of commercialising wave energy based on the Wave Star concept. Since then extensive wave tank testing in scale 1:40 was carried out during 2004, to optimize the basic configuration of the wave converter and verify hydrodynamic modelling.

In 2005 a scale 1:10 converter was designed and built with a hydraulic transmission system and built to the same standard as a full scale converter with the same instrumentation, electronic control system and grid connection. The converter is computer controlled over the Internet and with an up to date Scada system. 6th of April 2006 the scale 1:10 converter was installed in the sea at Nissum Bredning, close to Thyborøn in the North West of Jutland, in a wave climate which is approximately 1/10 of the North Sea. After extensive testing of all control systems the system was put into daily operation on the 24th of July 2006.

The intention is to optimize the power output and gather information on reliability over the next two years. On the 31st of August 2006, the converter was put into official daily operation by the Danish Vice Prime Minister Bendt Bendtsen.

The site can be visited by appointment. 


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