ORPC Ireland selected for grant agreement stage for EU Horizon 2020 funding

Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, has selected ORPC Ireland to enter the grant agreement process for a project to advance the performance and reliability of ocean energy technology electrical systems by developing a more robust power transfer system from prime mover to electric grid.

Through the MaREI Centre in the Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork (UCC), lab testing will be conducted at the Lir National Ocean Test Facility in Ringaskiddy, Cork Harbour, Ireland, to validate system improvements to a full-scale ORPC hydrokinetic turbine and the associated economics.