Wave Hub is the world’s largest and most technologically advanced site for the testing and development of offshore renewable energy technology.

 Located 16km offshore in the eastern extremes of the Atlantic Ocean Wave Hub offers:

  • Four berths for testing offshore renewable energy technology
  • Purpose built, pre-installed, grid connected infrastructure with a 30MW export capacity, upgradable to 48MW
  • Fully consented site with a 25 year lease
  • Water depths ranging from 48m – 58m
  • One of the best wave climates in Europe
  • Wave climate monitoring
  • Full range of baseline data
  • Proximity to a variety of ports and associated facilities
  • Access to expert academic institutions specialising in offshore renewables
  • Access to funding support
  • A dedicated operational team


Wave Hub was funded by the UK Government and the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme. It is owned by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) and operated by Wave Hub Ltd, a not for profit company with five key objectives:

  • Accelerate and support the development of offshore renewable energy technology
  • Drive research and innovation to address the challenges of deploying at large-scale
  • Overcome the final hurdles to full commercialisation
  • Foster a growing offshore renewables industry in Cornwall and the UK
  • Secure the UK’s position as a global leader in offshore renewable energy

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