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#POWER FROM THE SEA - An Irish firm has landed a contract to provide a wave device for a new offshore energy test site in Cornwall, Siliconrepublic reports.
Ocean Energy, which is based in Cork, will deploy its first full-scale wave energy device at Wave Hub - described as an 'electrical socket' for testing wave power technology - off Hayle in north Cornwall by the end of the year.
The technology behind the buoy-type device, which will cost €9 million, has been developed over the past three years via a quarter-scale prototype in Galway Bay.
Using the principle of the oscillating water column, the device works by channeling water through a submerged chamber that forces air through a turbine above the surface.
The full-scale unit is expected to generate enough electricity to power as many as 1,200 homes.
Siliconrepublic has more on the story HERE.