Wello has been testing its full-scale grid-connected wave energy converter, the Penguin, in Orkney Scotland since 2012. During this time, the device has survived several storms with up to 18m-high waves.
In some markets wave energy just makes sense when considering opportunity costs. Nusa Lembongan, an Indonesian island, is a good example of this – for scenic reasons, the installation of solar or wind energy devices would affect tourism. The Nusa Lembongan site, with its 10 MW of installed capacity, is currently the largest in-the-works wave-energy park in the world - powered by Wello.