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Achieved Development Steps

1997

Multi- tube OWC wave energy device concept devised, small scale models tested and patents secured

1998

Funding secured from The European Commission in the frame work of the Non Nuclear Energy Programme JOULE III for research funding

2001

Research concluded at the University of Plymouth culminating in a 1/5th size pilot device deployed south of Plymouth Sound

2003

Extensive computer modelling studies completed

2003

Computer modelling prompted a change from multi to single tube concept

2005

SPERBOYTM participated in the U.K. Carbon Trust’s Marine Energy Challenge. Independent consultants investigating its performance in terms of power capture as well as carrying out detailed study of both capital, operating and maintenance costing in arriving at their prediction for the cost of delivered electrical energy

2006

Further support secured from The Carbon Trust and nPower Juice Fund to conduct a two year study, in association with Trafalgar Marine, entitled 'Advanced Concrete Structural Design of the SPERBOYTM Wave Energy Converter’. Sub-contractors include W. S. Atkins & Co. and H.M.R.C. University College, Cork

2006

Agreement with Great Western Research to sponsor a Ph.D. programme at the Universities of Bath & Plymouth to further develop “Storm survivability and tuning strategies applicable to the SPERBOYTM Wave Energy Converter”.

2007    

Project work with the Universities of Bristol and The West of England

  
  
  
  
  
  


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