» Orkney – Scotland
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 experienced even the harshest ocean conditions and survived several storms with up to 12-meter wave heights. As of today, all the original internal components from the 2012 deployment of the Penguin remain the same. Further building confidence in the survivability of the Penguin, and how it can be deployed with minimal service needs.
» Plocan – Canary Islands
Wello has started testing at Plocan Test Site, off Gran Canaria NE coast a wave energy converter prototype Penguin II. This device extends the applicability of Wello’s patented technology to new geographical regions.
The 1/5 scale device arrived last August to Taliarte harbour and was assembled through September preparing it for the sea trials. The tests are expected to last three months, although their length might be modified following the obtained results. During this initial phase, the mechanical behaviour of the device will be analysed, leaving for further phases the PTO complete test. Those tests are carried out under the memorandum of understanding signed last July between Wello Oy and the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (Plocan).