CorPower puts WEC system through latest tests, as UK ministers visit Orkney marine energy centre to highlight sector’s growing potential. The world’s largest wave energy test-rig has been installed in Stockholm, bringing the prospect of “full scale” wave power generation a step closer. The 45-tonne moving mass system has been installed at CorPower’s base site in Sweden following an intense two-year project involving tests in France and Portugal, as well as sea trials in the Orkney Islands. Measuring 40 metres in length and nine metres in width, the system will support CorPower’s HiWave-5 demonstration project, including the deployment of the firm’s first full-scale Wave Energy Converter (WEC) off the coast of Portugal, later this year.
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