Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wave Hub is the world’s largest offshore deployment site for testing wave energy arrays, with plans to also support the demonstration of floating offshore wind technology. It is a nationally important research facility owned by the UK Government. More »
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has seen first-hand how Cornwall is playing a key role in the development of the marine energy industry in the UK. More »
Wave Hub allows developers of wave energy devices to test new wave energy technology.
Wave Hub is a grid-connected offshore facility in South West England for the large scale testing of technologies that generate electricity from the power of the waves. It holds a 25 year lease of 8 sq km of sea bed connected to the grid by a 11/33kv subsea cable.
Generating electricity from the power of waves
The United Kingdom has long sections of coastline that face directly towards the Atlantic Ocean. Storms far out in the Atlantic lead to waves which eventually reach our shores.
Harnessing the abundant energy in these waves can provide a supply of electricity for years to come without emitting greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. Wave Hub is there to support the work of the innovative scientists and engineers to build machines that can achieve this.