By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The wave power device was deployed in April with the help of Global Maritime Scotland Ltd and Port Services (Invergordon) Ltd with support from Cromarty Firth Port Authority.

The PB150 will be tested for up to three months and OPT says it is seeking a customer for the commercial utilisation of the wave power buoy after the ocean trials phase is completed.

OPT CEO Charles F. Dunleavy says: “OPT now has two PowerBuoys operating in separate oceans: Our grid-connected PowerBuoy in Hawaii, and this one in Scotland. With the construction of the second PB150 PowerBuoy, to be deployed in Reedsport, Oregon, our goal to make wave power an economically-viable source of renewable energy continues to gain momentum.”