Wave for Energy, a Turin-based wave energy developer, has released a video showcasing their ISWEC wave energy converter operating in real-sea conditions.
ISWEC device was deployed off Sicily, Italy, in August this year.
The system has overall dimensions of 8 m width, 15 m length and 4.5 m height, a draft of 3.2 m that emerges 1.3 m from the sea surface.
Wave for Energy s.r.l. (W4E), a spin-off of the Polytechnic University of Turin, has deployed the first wave energy converter with gyroscopic architecture, supported by Enea and IAMC-CNR.
On August 7, the first Italian 1:1 scale device for the production of electricity from sea waves was moored 800 m from the coast of Pantelleria, Italy.
Research activities started 10 years ago and led to the development of the technology industrialized by Wave for Energy, spin-off of the University, which carried forward the construction of the first pre-commercial machine.
Iswec is taking back to the shipyard to install the second Gyroscope.
After the installation of the second Gyro and its PTO, Iswec will prepared to get the double amount of wave energy from the see and convert it in electrical energy.
Iswec will produce at the maximum power it's designed for.
Turin Polytechnic University spin-off Wave for Energy has deployed its 100kW Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter off the island of Pantelleria to the south west of Sicily.
The full-scale, 15-metres long ISWEC device, which is moored 800 metres from the coast in a water depth of 35 metres, will be connected to the island's grid by October.
The wave power plant comprises a gyroscopic system housed inside a watertight mono-hull vessel secured to the sea floor by a slack mooring line.