Bombora Wave Power has taken a big step closer to commercial scale with the deployment of its mid-scale prototype at Melville Waters. The field trial in a real world setting allows Bombora to test a number of system configurations to optimise the key design and control systems before launching into full commercial scale trials.

“These trials are really proving up the front end of our system,the air circuit, membrane, diaphragm walls and valves” says co-founder and director Shawn Ryan. “At this stage we only have one arm installed but, subject to funding, we may add the second arm to trial some different design configurations before we launch into full scale prototype deployments next year.”

See also:

Bombora Wave Power Heads For The Sea Floor

Australia’s Marvellous Menagerie Of Wave Power Machines

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