Location in the UK : Scotland, Billia Croo, Stromness Orkney Type of installation: Wave on/offshore: off Turbines :0 Capacity : 0.35 MW Approx Date of 1st power generation: August 2009
Aquamarine Powers Oyster wave power technology captures energy in nearshore waves and converts it into clean sustainable electricity. Essentially Oyster is a wave-powered pump which pushes high pressure water to drive an onshore hydro-electric turbine.
Oyster 1 is connected to teh grid using the EMEC Billa Croo facility
OYSTER wave energy converter The OYSTER 1 is a hydro-electric wave energy device that uses the motion of ocean waves to generate electricity.
OYSTER 1, Orkney first full-scale 315kW OYSTER wave energy device at the European Marine Energy Centre's test site at Billia Croo, near Stromness in Orkney in the summer of 2009.
Three Scottish wave energy projects get the go-ahead The Crown Estate’s latest leases for development include a second 10 MW demonstration of Aquamarine Power’s OYSTER wave energy converter off north west Lewis and a 10 MW project by Vattenfall and Pelamis Wave Power off the west coast of Shetland.