Iberdrola and Tecnalia install first
prototype to produce wave energy in Spain
Oct 16, 2008 - Datamonitor
Iberdrola and Tecnalia have installed, within the
framework of the Oceantec Project, the first prototype
for producing wave energy on the coast of Guipuzcoa,
at the town of Pasajes in Spain.
The initiative, which has a budget of E4.5 million,
aims to install a device for capturing wave energy
at a high performance and a competitive cost.
This first prototype, made in the scale of 1:4, will
be in testing for several months in order to check
its performance and eliminate environmental risks.
If the results of the technical testing prove to be
favorable, Iberdrola and Tecnalia plan to develop
a new device in actual size and connected to the electricity
According to Iberdrola, this second installation
on which both companies are working will have a power
of 500kW and should be able to produce in one year
a quantity of renewable energy sufficient for supplying
the domestic consumption of some 950 homes.
The Oceantec Project will enable the generation of
business from the development of a renewable energy
source, create opportunities for industrial growth
and restructuring in the Basque Country and support
the use of the energy resource on the coast of the