News

Albatern secures WATERS 3 R&D funding

Albatern have secured WATERS funding of £1.8 million to support their project to design, build and demonstrate a larger Squid wave energy converter unit. “This is great news for the team at Albatern.  It continues to demonstrate Scottish commitment to develop and encourage home grown innovation in this challenging sector” said John Findlay, Albatern’s Chief Read the full article…

Wave energy testing in the ‘weatherbomb’

This week’s ‘weatherbomb’ created large waves, particularly in the north and west of Scotland.  One of our Squid units was under test at Kishorn Port in Wester Ross, where the winds whipped up large seas – and the unit responded accordingly…. Squid units are coupled together to form WaveNET arrays.  Arrays can be made up Read the full article…

WavePOD: Wave industry leaders and Bosch Rexroth join forces

Ground-breaking project offers a  ‘quantum leap’ for the wave energy sector    A number of leading wave energy firms have joined forces with global drive and control manufacturer Bosch Rexroth in a bid to create a standardised, self-contained offshore electricity generator for the wave industry. The project tackles head-on one of the biggest challenges in wave Read the full article…

WaveNET Series-6 production run number 2 underway

The second production run of WaveNET Series-6 units is now well underway. The run comprises six SQUID generating units, which will be linked together to form two separate 22kW arrays and will be generating their first electricity from the waves of Scotland and Ireland in late 2014.

Albatern wins Shell Springboard Award

Another highlight of 2013 – Albatern was a regional winner and UK finalist in the prestigeous Shell Springboard Awards, for WaveNET. Shell Springboard aims to find the UK’s next big business idea in low carbon technology and innovation.