The wave-energy conversion technology provider Wello has now completed WEC2, an optimised Penguin model based on proven technology, and is ready to depart the Tallinn shipyard to be towed to Orkney, Scotland. The new device will be installed off the coast once it arrives.
Penguin WEC2 sets the benchmarks for state-of-the-art wave energy technology, improving energy generation compared to the previously deployed WEC1, and boasting an increase in 380% in power production. WEC2 is a key milestone towards the full potential of ocean-wave energy conversion technology, confirming all calculations and energy costs Wello presented on the Global Wave Energy Potential and Wave Energy Levels map.
WEC2 is funded by both the European Commission’s research and innovation program Horizon 2020 Clean Energy From Ocean Waves (CEFOW), and project participants.