Protean concludes pre-commercial WEC trials

Protean concludes pre-commercial WEC trials teaser Protean Wave Energy has retrieved its wave energy device after wrapping up the final round of pre-commercial trials off Western Australia.

The testing experience provided lessons on installation, maintenance, recovery, and survivability of the WEC unit, in addition to the confirmation of power capture, Protean informed.

Early estimates indicate that in its current form with modifications to the energy generation system the WEC will generate average power in the rage 1 - 2kW and peak at over 5kW, depending on the wave climate, according to Protean, who anticipates to further improve the power outputs by modifying the form of the WEC unit.

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