Finns get funds to roll out wave device for testing off Portugal

A consortium led by Finnish wave-power technologist AW-Energy has signed a $4.4m (€3m) agreement with the European Union (EU) to move its WaveRoller device toward commercialisation.

Under the demonstration deal, AW-Energy aims to build and deploy a grid-connected 300-kilowatt WaveRoller unit in waters offshore from the town of Peniche, Portugal, for a year-long technology proving programme.

Among the companies making up the consortium are industrial heavyweights Bosch-Rexroth and ABB, renewable energy operator Eneolica, and Portugese wave energy promotion body the Wave Energy Centre.

“The experience of our consortium is a significant asset to the project, and we are thrilled about this real pan-European co-operation,” says AW-Energy chief executive John Liljelund. “AW-Energy has been working hard the last three years Log in to read complete article.

Become a Recharge subscriber!

Or try our free trial.

Order Subscription

Already a member?


Recharge 40 40 Magazine

Recharge Monthly Magazine

Recharge App

Download the Recharge Mobile App
Get the free Recharge subscriber app on your device running iOS or Android.
Read Recharge anytime and anywhere.
Recharge IOS App

Media pack 2014

Download the 2014 Media pack
Recharge is a must-read for anybody wanting to stay abreast of renewables and puts advertisers at the heart of current debate. Media pack 2014
Media Pack 2014