Malta's first Wave Energy Generation Facility launched

Renewable Energy in Europe

Dr. Chris Cini | Published on 19 Jul 2011

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July saw the advent and commencement of experiments in Malta to examine the prospect of obtaining renewable energy from sea waves. Dexawave A/S has positioned equipment off the Maltese town of Marsascala to test the wave conditions and eventually study the data gathered to obtain more insight into the possibility of creating energy through the generation of such waves to be used in Malta.

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The Malta Council for Science and Technology is assisting Dexawave in the collection of data. This project has caused a lot of interest amongst the local Maltese community, particularly since the wave converter has been placed close to the coast.
The aim of Dexawave’s mission is to supply enough information and provide a source for an economical calculation in relation to the energy that can be produced in the Mediterranean Sea by operation of the converter. The information collected from such experiment shall be compared with other data acquired from the North Sea, where a bigger converter has been employed during the same experiment.   
Dexawave shall carry on its tests until the end of 2012.

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