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The idea of ​​using waves as an energy source is far from new; in fact, attempts have been documented as early as 1799. But since then, harnessing wave energy for commercial applications has proven challenging: devices are vulnerable to harsh weather, have a high capital cost, or simply don’t produce enough power for a viable business project.

But in Scotland AWS ocean energy wants to change that.

The startup has reported results 20% better than expected for her Archimedes Waveswinga prototype wave energy generator that has been tested on the ocean for the past six months at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) in Orkney.