Islay, Scotland OWC Plant

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    Wavegen, a nearshore OWC, was installed in 2000.  This structure made of concrete is the world's first comercially oriented approach for the capture of ocean wave power.  The osillating water column creates 500 kW of power and is working reliably.  Much testing continues to be conducted to further the effieciency and usefulness of wave energy.

University of Wisconsin Madison
CEE 514: Final Project
By: Nicole Johnson & Eric Olson
Copyright 2010