Carnegie wave power tests go to plan  

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The Climate Spectator reports that Australian wave power company Carnegie Wave Energy has successfully completed tests of its demonstration project near Perth - Carnegie tests go to plan.

Carnegie Wave Energy says the performance of its commercial scale CETO 3 wave energy unit has met expectations and it will now have the results verified by UK engineering company Frazer-Nash. Carnegie said the unit has operated in a range of wave heights from 1 to 4.6 metres over the past month at its site around 25 metres under the sea off the Garden Island Naval Base.

Carnegie CEO Michael Ottaviano says verified results will be crucial for the final design of its planned demonstration project, which will likely have 20 units with a total capacity of around 2MW. Ottaviano says the company has now moved into the detailed design phase and will secure all approvals, permits and offtake arrangements necessary to allow the project to progress and allow construction in 2012.

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