Corpower makes waves in tests
S3 device generates power for Swedish grid
Swedish wave developer Corpower has generated power for that country’s grid from its half-scale S3 device during tests in Stockholm.
Following successful system commissioning, the wave energy converter is operating in simulated waves using a 500kW test rig at the company’s integration facility.
The company said the rig allows testing in a full range of sea states, allowing debugging and stabilizing of the device in storm conditions ahead of deployment later this year at Orkney’s European Marine Energy Centre.
CorPower director of integration and test Jean-Michel Chauvet said: “We are currently ramping up the system through safety and functional testing, working step-wise to reach full power.
“The dry test program will be concluded with non-interrupt testing, aiming to deliver a stable machine with high availability through the upcoming ocean deployment in Scotland.”
Image: S3 wave device (Corpower)