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Oyster (Wave , Active)

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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

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OYSTER 800 was grid-connected in June 2012 at EMECís Billia Croo test site until the test programme ended in 2015, when the company ceased trading.

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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.

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