Siemens Industry has been selected by Columbia Power Technologies to provide a segmented rotary generator for its utility-scale wave energy system called “StingRAY”.
StingRAY is a floating, off-shore system that “represents the culmination of over 10 years of intensive, scaled development and testing,” Columbia Power said.
The commercial-scale unit will have an output capacity of 1.5 MW, the company said, and will be tested at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center beginning early next year.
Siemens said it will design a generator for the project using its existing segment motor construction kit.
“We wanted a company like Siemens that could provide a solution from existing technology, in order to reduce risk and shorten our commercialization timeline,” Columbia Power CEO Reenst Lesemann said.
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