Swedish marine energy specialist CorPower Ocean has unveiled its first commercial scale wave energy converter (WEC) and a cluster system of linked buoys that could eventually form utility-scale wave farms.

The CorPower C4 buoy has a 300 kilowatt power rating, and is slated to be combined as a ‘CorPack’ cluster in the four-system HiWave-5 pilot array to be installed off the coast of Aguçadoura in northern Portugal later this year.

“This has been a decade-long development, with significant strides in the last few years to industrialise and optimise our wave energy technology,” CorPower’s chief executive Patrik Möller said.