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Increased focus on wave energy in Thisted Municipality

Yet another test center for renewable energy has set a milestone in Denmark’s leading climate municipality. DanWEC in Thisted Municipality offers wave data to developers of wave energy converters.

DanWEC (Danish Wave Energy Center) in Thisted Municipality is now one step closer to the vision of creating a complete development- and knowledge environment where the development of wave energy is in focus. The test center in Hanstholm now offers wave data to developers of wave energy systems. This means that developers are able to receive knowledge of the waves which is essential when building and testing constructions so they are compatible with the tough environment.

In February 2015, the test center DanWEC in Hanstholm deployed six buoys at sea outside Hanstholm Harbour. Two of the buoys (DWR4 ‘Waverider’) are measuring instruments that send data to an antenna and receiver located on the mainland of Hanstholm Harbour. The other four buoys are so-called cardinal buoys (N-CAR, S-CAR, CAR-W, E-CAR), which is the marking buoys. The cardinal buoys protect the two measuring buoys, which collect data, from collision with other vessels. Currently DanWEC deals with several developers who are starting to build their plants on a large scale to test outside the coast of Hanstholm. It is expected that the first plant will be tested late summer this year. DanWEC is thus one step closer to the vision of creating a complete development- and knowledge environment, which in several areas supports efforts to develop wave energy as a competitive form of renewable energy.

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