The Wave Energy Prize is a public competition run by the United States Department of Energy. It aims to deliver game changing performance developments and entice new players to develop new Wave Energy Converters (WECs).
Entrants are competing for three cash prizes, with a maximum payout of $1.5M, following successful testing at the MASK basin.
Edinburgh Designs tanks are being used by entrants to the Wave Energy Prize to test their designs:
Stevens Institute, Hoboken, New Jersey
Wind/Wave Lab, University of Maine
MASK Basin, US Navy, Carderock
Many pictures of the competitors at Edinburgh Designs tanks are available here.
And videos of other Wave Energy Developers Testing In Edinburgh Designs Tanks
Edinburgh designs have successfully installed sixteen 1.8m hinge depth flap paddle wave makers to the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) new W2 – Wind/Wave – tank.
The tank has a 32 fan array for simulating wind on offshore structures such as wind turbines.
The tank has been featured in a major newspaper
Edinburgh Designs have successfully installed eight paddles at a new towing tank at the Gdansk University of Technology, Poland.
The tank has been featured in the Poland at Sea magazine.
Edinburgh Designs equipment forms the centerpiece of the new state-of-the-art maritime facility at University College Cork’s Beaufort Building. Edinburgh Designs have supplied 16 x 2.5m flap wavemakers for a deep water flume, along with a hydraulic movable floor. A coastal flume has been fitted with 8 x 0.7m flap wavemakers in a movable module which allows tank water depth to be varied. The third basin, the Ocean Wave Basin, will have wave generation provided by by the relocated 40 x 0.7m flap wavemaker originally built by Edinburgh Designs for UCC in 1993.
The building situated in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork and was officially opened by Taoiseach, Enda Kenny.
The facility was featured in the Irish Times and the Irish Examiner.
The Flowave tank has been featured in a promotional video by ABB motion control.
ABBs drives were utilised throughout the facility and their motors power each of the 168 wave paddles.
Edinburgh Designs have installed six pistons into a new coastal research basin at the University of Rijeka in Croatia.
Edinburgh Designs have successfully fitted new wavemakers at the Davidson Laboratory at the Stevens Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The six independent, absorbing paddles are a big step up from the ancient, hydraulic flap that was used previously .
BBC one program “The One Show” have produced a piece on the Plymouth COAST laboratory. The clip features the labs Edinburgh Designs wavemaker from 1 minute 10 s.
See the video here on the Edinburgh Designs YouTube page.