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Wave power device undergoing trials in Scotland

Ocean Power Technologies’ (OPT) has started ocean trials of its 150 kW PowerBuoy PB150 wave power device 33 nautical miles off Invergordon, North East Scotland.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The wave power device was deployed in April with the help of Global Maritime Scotland Ltd and Port Services (Invergordon) Ltd with support from Cromarty Firth Port Authority.

The PB150 will be tested for up to three months and OPT says it is seeking a customer for the commercial utilisation of the wave power buoy after the ocean trials phase is completed.

OPT CEO Charles F. Dunleavy says: “OPT now has two PowerBuoys operating in separate oceans: Our grid-connected PowerBuoy in Hawaii, and this one in Scotland. With the construction of the second PB150 PowerBuoy, to be deployed in Reedsport, Oregon, our goal to make wave power an economically-viable source of renewable energy continues to gain momentum.”

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number1707 said

13 May 2011
I have worked with this company and the products they have perform just as they say. The name of the company is Directional Energy Corporation

They are a Wind Turbine Manufacturer | Hydro Turbine Manufacturer
Hey have 5 KW Vertical Axis Wind Turbines through 250 KW Vertical Axis Wind Turbines
Their whole system (Generator and Turbine) are UL Certified and California Energy Commission Approved
Zero Cogging Generator

Their site and contact; www.directionalenergy.com

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