Development

We have filed for a patent application for a novel wave energy converter.

This was made possible by working extensively with the University of Plymouth for over three years.

We have also worked collaboratively with a global engineering consultancy on assessment and development of the onshore engineering.

The most significant aspects of the work were independently verified by a further sector leading engineering firm.

Co-funding for the work was provided via Innovate UK and others.

A combination of the work to date and in particular of two wave tank tests with a scaled model, comparing and corroborating the outputs with extensive software modelling, and other mechanical engineering, has led to our being ready to advance to the next stage of project assessment and development.

All research, development and testing in the marine renewables sector should be governed by the application of not just all suitable guidelines, but also by the necessary engineering knowledge. 

We have employed this methodology to ensure that our results can be verified by independent assessment where necessary, and to satisfy grant providers and other sources of financial support.

Of course, there would be little point in developing a device without understanding the practicalities of end-user requirements and so we have considered those from a very early stage.