Claims Of Huge Jobs Potential In Wave Energy Project

A development in energy conversion off the North Clare coast could play a part in the creation of up to 50,000 jobs in the Irish economy.

An Irish company, Sea Power Ltd., has completed the winter survivability testing programme for their prototype of a wave energy device, which would be used in Galway Bay.

The machine converts the energy found in waves, and was developed at different locations along the West coast.

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Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan says the device is utilising one of the country’s best resources.