This proposed WEC development will focus on the installation of a c. 5 MW capacity demonstration array. The site will be located 4km off the west coast of Co. Clare and will consist of an interconnected array of devices, each generating energy with the rise and fall of the ocean.
This cutting-edge wave energy conversion array will provide a steady, reliable energy resource, while acting as a blueprint for similar future projects, both here in Ireland and around the world, paving the way for future projects into the 2030s. Click here to view visualisations simulating how the Saoirse WEC site will look from shore.
Equivalent potential power
While a range of wave energy conversion technologies and methodologies exist globally, Saoirse is planned to be developed using a surface point absorber-type wave energy converter array developed by CorPower Ocean.