Pioneering wave and floating wind energy project Western Star is arriving off Ireland’s West Coast, providing a portent for future marine renewables. CorPower is joining EIT Innoenergy to support project developer Simply Blue Energy, marking another significant step forward for the combined array concept which takes full advantage of wave and wind’s complementary power profiles.
The consistency of wave energy will ultimately provide a balancing effect, creating a more uniform combined power profile – ensuring greater supply at times of high demand and low production from wind. Western Star Wave ‘Project Saoirse’ will be located 4-6km offshore from County Clare, with planned deployment of the first two stages of 5 MW + 25 MW capacity. A dedicated project website has been launched and interested suppliers and stakeholders are encouraged to contact Simply Blue Group through the website: https://westernstarmarine.com/