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Electrical "socket" on the Cornish seabed

A second energy device is to be tested at the Wave Hub project off Cornwall.

Scottish based company Seatricity will be attaching its floating generator to the off Hayle, next year.

If the trial is successful it hopes to generate electricity from the site in 2015. There are already plans to test a wind turbine at the site.

Bob Tillotson from Seatricity says the experimental device drives a turbine which produces electricity.

Wave Hub Project to test wind turbine off Cornish coast

A massive wind turbine is to be tested off the Cornish coast. It'll be 200 metres high, that's four times the height of Nelson's Column.

The turbine will be sited at the Wave Hub test facility 10 miles off Hayle.

The backers of the project say they're looking at other options because it's going to take longer to provide wave energy than expected.

Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports:

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Cornish coast to test massive wind turbine

The Wave Hub pledges to use wave energy for power. Credit: Wave Hub Limited

A massive wind turbine is to be tested off the Cornish coast.

The 200 metre turbine is four times higher than Nelson's Column.

It will be sited at the wavehub test facility 10 miles off Hayle.

The backers of the wave project said they were looking at other options because it was going to take longer to provide wave energy than expected.

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