CorPower is currently in the stage 3 of its pilot program, taking a scale 1:2 25kW Wave Energy Converter (CorPower S3) through the next step of structured verification by dry testing it in Stockholm, followed by wet testing during second part of 2017 at EMECs Scapa Flow nursery site in Orkney, Scotland.
The first power was delivered to the Swedish grid during April 2017 with the WEC operating in simulated waves using the 500kW Hardware-In-the-Loop test rig in Stockholm. The rigorous dry test program in Stage 3 has been designed to accelerate the product development and de-risk the upcoming ocean demonstration.
Stage 3 demonstration is supported by best practice from the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, alongside the experience from offshore power generation company Iberdrola Engineering, the University of Edinburgh, and WavEC Offshore Renewables’ expertise in cost and performance modelling.
After verifying functionality, operations and economy through Stage 3 in 2017, CPO expects to launch its stage 4 program with testing of a full-scale system before launching the first array installations in the market.