Two Scottish firms have been granted £7.7 million to develop innovative new wave energy technologies. Inverness-based AWS Ocean Energy and Edinburgh’s Mocean Energy have received the funding from Wave Energy Scotland to conduct half-scale tests of their devices in real ocean conditions at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. AWS Ocean Energy has developed a fully-submerged ‘point absorber’ model named the ‘Archimedes Waveswing’, while Mocean Energy’s ‘Blue Horizon’ is a floating hinged structure.
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