E.ON Pelamis machine in Orkney, April 2012
An intrepid Pelamis team braved the rough waves of Orkney to record this footage, which shows the Pelamis wave energy converter owned by E.ON operating at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. A couple of clips have been slowed down to show the motion of the machine through the waves.
For more information on the testing programme of the E.ON machine in Orkney, visit its project page.
Aguçadoura Wave Farm from the airPelamis wave energy converter generating electricity into the Portuguese grid off the coast of Aguçadoura, Portugal, in October 2008. This footage was captured for the documentary 'Home' by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
'Emptiness' soundtrack courtesy of Alexander Blu.
Construction and launch of the E.ON Pelamis
This video demonstrates the development of a Pelamis wave energy converter from the manufacturing bay to installation at sea. This includes construction of a Pelamis machine from steel cans to completed tubes ready for quayside commissioning. This machine was built for E.ON in the Pelamis Wave Power manufacturing facilities in Leith, Edinburgh. The machine is the second generation Pelamis design, a P2, and was completed in early 2010.
Video courtesy of E.ON UK.