PORTOS opens second call for renewable energy device testing


The Interreg Atlantic Area funded PORTOS Project has opened the second call for renewable energy device testing.

Technologists within the Atlantic Area are invited to submit applications outlining their novel marine renewable energy technology.

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by an independent selection panel. This process is managed by University College Cork (MaREI), Ireland.

Successful technologies will be tested free of charge for two weeks at one of the advanced test facilities including Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain – wave/current flume; Ecole d’Ingenieurs en Genie des Systemes Industriels, France – technical assessment of novel technologies; and Universidad de Oviedo, Spain – numerical modelling of novel technologies.

Testing is expected to take place between November 2020 and March 2021.

Project PORTOS (Ports Towards Energy Self-Sufficiency) aims to promote the implementation of wave, tidal, and wind energy, at Atlantic Area ports.

PORTOS also aims to assess, develop, and promote the integrated use of renewable energy resources in Atlantic Area ports and increase their energy efficiency, establishing a roadmap to a more competitive and sustainable sector.

Anela Dokso

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