Testing new generation hydrokenetic in Galway

University of Galway has announced successful testing of a next generation marine hydrokinetic turbine foil for renewable energy. The technology was designed by US-headquartered global leader in marine energy ORPC Ireland and fabricated by ÉireComposites, based Inverin, Co Galway. Dr. William Finnegan Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator on the CRIMSON project joined us to talk about how the facilities at University of Galway were used to bring a new hydrokenetic foil closer to real world applications.

(L-R) Dr William Finnegan, Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator on the CRIMSON project; James McHale, Research Associate; Ciarán Kennedy, Research Fellow; Tenis Ranjan, postgraduate; all with Construct Innovate and Ryan Institute at University of Galway with the 5m carbon fibre reinforced polymer foil which forms part of the 80kW RivGen marine hydrokinetic energy turbine. Photo Martina Regan

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