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Anaconda wave energy device closer to commercialisation

Checkmate Seaenergy Ltd has appointed Brewin Dolphin to lead an initial funding round to finance the development of the Anaconda Wave Energy Converter.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The Anaconda wave energy device is made almost entirely of rubber and sits just below the sea’s surface. It is designed to harness wave energy along the length of its rubber tube, in turn driving a turbine attached at the down-wave end, to produce electricity.

Anaconda can be deployed globally with potential sites identified in the UK, Europe, Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America, Checkmate says.

Des Crampton, CEO of Checkmate Seaenergy, says: “We believe Anaconda will offer a cost-effective means to capture the enormous amount of energy available globally in offshore waters and can play an important part in achieving the UK’s climate change target of at least 15% of energy generation to come from renewable sources by 2020.”

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