The Sotenäs Wave Energy Plant becomes historic
For the first time ever, a connection to the energy grid has been made by a subsea generator switchgear. The group behind the success consists of Fortum, the Swedish Energy Authority and Seabased, the latter also working in a close cooperation with the Uppsala University’s Ångström Laboratory.
The Sotenäs Wave Power Plant is historically connected to the Swedish energy grid. The Sotenäs Wave Energy Plant is financed by Fortum, the Swedish Energy Authority and Seabased and is expected to offer electricity corresponding to the household electricity needs of roughly 800 households. The method is globally patented by Seabased . The solution is partly due to a close cooperation between the Seabased group and the Uppsala University’s Ångström Laboratory. The Wave Energy Plant will be evaluated after a trial period, however, the group involved in the project were very happy with the result.
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