OPERA Final Event - Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Cost
OPERA has collected, analysed and shared open-sea operating data and experience to validate and de-risk several industrial innovations for wave energy, taking them from a laboratory environment (TRL 3) to a marine environment (TRL 5), opening the way to long term cost-reduction of over 50%.
The 4 industrial innovations validated in the two open sea test sites (Mutriku Wave Power Plant and BiMEP site) were:
- Novel biradial air turbine
- Advanced control strategies
- Elastomeric mooring tether
- Shared mooring configuration
A lot of experience and knowledge was gained in the project and the ambition is to share it with the sector to contribute to its development.