ALDAProject ID: 38669
Demonstration plant of a tunnelled wave energy converter
Total cost:EUR 5 900 000
EU contribution:EUR 1 360 000
Call for proposal:FP6-2005-TREN-4See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
The core goal of the ALDA project is the linking together of two independently proven technologies by the construction of the world's first tunnelled wave power demonstration scheme as a precursor to commercial development. This project is based on a completed design study, FEED, and on experiences gained from the previous construction and 5 years of operating the wave energy plant, LIMPET. Extensive studies have been conducted to establish the market potential and cost/risk comparison to other devices.
ALDA will be a pre-commercial demonstration to show ocean energy as a valuable supplement to other renewable energy resources, both in Europe and world-wide. The project proposes the construction of a shoreline energy plant based on previously tested OWC technology, but using an innovative, significantly more efficient construction layout. These coastal devices offer practical advantages and a site has been selected which satisfies all major criteria.
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