New marine energy device from OPT begins ocean trials

Marine energy developer Ocean Power Technologies Inc. has begun ocean trials of the first of its new generation PowerBuoy device, the PB150.

This 150-kW device was successfully deployed at sea on April 15, 2011, a press release states.

The ocean trials are being conducted at a site approximately 33 nautical miles from Invergordon, off Scotland's northeast coast, and are expected to last up to three months.

A second PB150 is now under construction in the United States for an anticipated utility-scale project in Oregon, and the company is involved in other planned projects in North America, Australia, Japan and Europe that would utilize the PB150.

For more hydropower news and information, click here

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs