Next-Generation Wave Energy Testing

IMPACT: Next-generation testing approach for Wave Energy Converters

IMPACT is a collaborative research and innovation project which aims to develop and demonstrate a next-generation testing approach for Wave Energy Converters (WECs).

The proposed 250kW Dual Hardware-In-the-Loop (DHIL) testing platform is based on a technology which expands the capabilities of the already established Hardware-In-the-Loop technique.



IMPACT features five project partners from four European countries. The project is coordinated by VGA, Srl (Italy), with the following project partners: Yavin Four Consultants (Portugal), SINTEF Energy Research (Norway), SINTEF Ocean (Norway) and University College Cork (Ireland).

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Wave Energy Converters (WECs) have undergone significant developments, but they have still not yet reached full commercialisation. If we are to step closer to this goal, we need to obtain more accurate information on which parts of WECs fail and why.

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