More than £300,000 of EU funding has been awarded for the proposed South Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone to support the development of wave energy technology. The site will be leased from the Crown Estate and is expected to be the largest wave energy seabed lease in the world. It covers 90 sq km area of seabed located between 13-21 kms off the South Pembrokeshire coast near the Milford Haven Waterway. The zone will enable developers to deploy and test multi-device arrays of wave energy converters, to generate up to 100MW of green electricity from the sea. It is hoped that this will act as a catalyst in the establishment of a centre for marine energy production in Wales.
Insider Media 3rd April 2017 read more »