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The IWEC wave energy device will be deployed off Sicily in August

The Turin-based wave energy developer Wave for Energy plans to deploy its device on August 1, 2015 after several delays.

The technology developed by Wave for Energy uses a gyroscopic system to harness wave’s slopes, energy is thus generated through the rotation of the gyroscope induced by the movement of waves.

This device will be deployed for a 5 years period off Pantelleria island, Sicily. A second device is also expected to be deployed nearby in order to form an array. 

The approval for the grid connection to the island is expected to be granted in October. The energy produced by the wave energy device will be donated to the municipality of Pantelleria.

Illustration : ISWEC