"Components for ocean renewable energy systems" - CORES
Funding Year: 2007
Funding Scheme: Small-to-medium scale collaborative project
Project Duration: 36 months
Total Project Value: €4.5m
EU Grant-Aid: €3.5m
Grant-Aid to Ireland: €1,251,966
Lead Partner: University College Cork (Ireland)
- University of Limerick;
- Ocean Energy Ltd.;
- Marine Computation Services Ltd.
Website: www.fp7-cores.eu (opens in new window)
CORES will develop new concepts and components for power take-off, control, moorings, risers, data acquisition and instrumentation based on floating Oscillating Water Column (OWC) systems. The project brings together a mix of RTD performers and SMEs and device developers (as associated partners) to reduce the technical and non-technical risk in the marine environment and the cost per kWh or generated energy.
The new components and concepts will be tested on a floating OWC test platform at sea and these real validated and verified results will be integrated into a holistic system model The model will provide a toolbox for wave-to-wire simulations of complete Wave Energy Converter systems.
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