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‘Approval Granted for Installation of Fully Submerged Wave Energy Converter for Clean Power Generation’

May 8, 2024 | by The Jeuns

An Irish company has recently received approval to install a fully submerged wave energy converter system in Basque Country, Spain. This development marks another country’s venture into harnessing clean, renewable energy from the power of ocean waves.

CETO Wave Energy Ireland, a subsidiary of Carnegie Clean Energy, was granted the “Authorisation to Proceed” from EuropeWave, a research and development project dedicated to expanding wave energy in Europe. This milestone allows the company to move forward in connecting to the grid and generating renewable electricity from waves in the Basque Country.

Wave energy is a rising trend in the realm of renewable energy, with companies like CETO exploring innovative ways to capture energy from ocean waves and convert it into usable electricity. Unlike other companies in this field, CETO’s device is fully submerged underwater, offering a discreet installation that does not obstruct beach views.

While wind and solar energy are more established forms of renewable power, wave energy presents a promising opportunity for continuous energy harvesting due to the perpetual motion of ocean waves. This clean energy source is crucial as society shifts away from polluting fossil fuels towards sustainable alternatives that preserve the environment.

It is important to note that wave energy companies like CETO and SWEL are not in competition with each other or with wind and solar energy. Instead, they aim to challenge traditional fossil fuels and contribute to a greener future. As the world embraces various forms of clean energy, the potential for utilizing renewable natural resources becomes more diverse.

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