A Fifth Scale Paddle Testing at Plymouth University

May 2014

Half-Scale Conical CCell further validates small scale trials and theoretical modelling

A fifth scale CCell paddle, constructed of aluminium, was trialled at the University of Plymouths' ocean wave basin over a two week period, which gave Zyba and The University of Bath the opportunity to test a near complete system, incorporating dynamic control and power take-off.

Generated power was delivered to the national grid, which we believe is a first for laboratory trials of this type. The work also provided significant data for further research and development, and is helping to confirm theoretical and small scale laboratory results.

University of Plymouth Wave Tank Facility Video

Half Scale Conical Paddle
Half Scale Conical Paddle
Half Scale Conical Paddle
Half Scale Conical Paddle
Half Scale Conical Paddle
Half Scale Conical Paddle


"CCell delivers 65% of available power to the national grid"
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