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All-Energy: Langlee Wave Power’s device to New Zealand

Langlee Wave Power will deliver a test wave power device to deployed off Stewart Island, New Zeland, in 2012 for Tangaroa Energy.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The 50 kW Langlee E1 is expected to generate 280 MWh annually, and the plan is to deploy three more wave devices in the following year – which could be enough to supply the whole island with electricity.

The project is estimated to cost £900,000.

Founder and CEO Julius Espedaal, said at All-Energy: “Stewart Island is an area of natural beauty with 85% dedicated as a nature reserve, but it suffers from a diesel generated power supply. Our Wave Energy Converter technology is ideal for the size of waves experienced around Stewart Island and will provide a sustainable, clean energy solution.”

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