Significant research funding for Maynooth University
15 Sept 2015
A team from Maynooth University has been awarded €800,000 in Horizon 2020 funding to collaborate with Scottish company Aquamarine Power on a wave energy project, Innowave. The University’s role in the project will be to develop automated computer systems for maximising the power capture of Aquamarine Power’s Oyster wave energy converter. The converters should be operational for 20 years and the research will analyse the optimum shape and maintenance interventions to maximise the economic performance of the system. Three newly recruited early-stage researchers will divide their time over the three-year project between Maynooth’s Centre for Ocean Energy Research and the Aquamarine Power premises in Edinburgh and Belfast, with site visits to the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, where Aquamarine Power has been testing its Oyster device for the past four years.
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