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.


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