Is Wave Energy Ready to Climb Out of the ‘Valley of Death’?

By [email protected] A clutch of wave power developers is hoping to shake off the technology’s forever-round-the-corner reputation with commercial-scale arrays that could be in the water next year.

AW-Energy, a Finnish developer, is looking to deliver a commercial product called the WaveRoller in 2021. And CorPower Ocean, based in Sweden, is looking to test a commercial-scale system in the second half of next year, with a view to getting certified and warrantied wave energy converters onto the market by 2024.

In August, Ocean Power Technologies of New Jersey trumpeted more than one and a half years of continuous operation for one of its

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