80X 0.7m hinge depth paddles at University College Cork.
This is one of four tanks that make up the specialist LIR NOTF Ocean Test Facility at the MaREI Center for Marine and Renewable Energy.
The tank is 25m x 18m x 1m deep and has a movable floor in its central section.
The floor can be raised above the surface of the tank to allow quick and easy model setup.
The floor can then be lowered to give a total of 2.4m depth. Two sides have ED designed slatted beaches made from recycled plastic.
Edinburgh Designs are extremely proud to unveil our new tank at the National Museum of Scotland.
This tank will showcase our technology to thousands of people per week and hopefully inspire the engineers of the future.
The tank is featured in the BBC’s coverage of the 10 new exhibitions.
Edinburgh Designs have just started construction of a brand new wave exhibition for the National Museum of Scotland.
The tank will have two flap paddles at each end and has been designed to create mesmerizing wave effects.
It will feature the largest pieces of glass that Edinburgh Designs have ever used with dimensions of 4 x 1m.
The all new Energy Laboratory will be unveiled on the 8th of July 2016.
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
The US Department of Energy has announced a new $6.5 million competition to promote low cost wave power. The competition will use the Navy’s MASK basin, recently upgraded by Edinburgh Designs, to test the devices.
Read more at cleantechnica.com