SINN Power bags grant for wave energy research in Greece

With the €1.0 million grant from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), SINN Power plans to expand its research activities on Crete with additional wave energy converter tests over the next two years.

Using the financial support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), SINN Power plans to install five wave energy converter modules in spring 2018 at the breakwater wall next to the existing prototype.

The goal of the research project is to test the electrical interconnection of several generators in SINN Power wave energy modules in practice. To do so, the translation of the irregular oscillating motion of the waves into grid-compliant electrical current is first tested on the small network of the five stationary installed test modules.

Following the successful completion of the test on the wall-mounted wave energy modules, SINN Power plans to test a floating version of its wave energy converter technology. The planned floating wave energy converter will consist of 18 modules.

Since 2015, SINN Power is testing its wave energy converter prototype at the breakwater of the Port of Heraklion.

The overarching goal of SINN Power’s research project is to improve the development of the innovative wave energy technology and to promote the development of new green energy technologies in general.

For this reason, the company was chosen for the €1.0 million grant under the 6th Energy Research Programme by the German Federal Government.

The aim of the 6th Energy Research Programme is to help Germany become one of the most energy-efficient and environmentally sound economies in the world.

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