ITV News has been given exclusive pictures of the installation of Cornwall's first offshore energy generating device. They show a major step in the ambitious Wave Hub project which aims to harness the power of the waves to generate electricity. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Cornwall's first offshore energy-generating device has been put in place off the Cornish coast to be tested and eventually attached to the Wave Hub "power socket" on the sea bed.
Bob Tillotson from Seatricity, who created the device, hopes it will be the first company in the world to do so.
It could eventually power 10,000 homes.
The first energy-generating device to, eventually, be plugged into Cornwall's wave hub has been put in place .
It's a major step in the scheme, which will act as an electrical socket on the seabed harnessing the power of the waves to generate electricity.
Seatricity, the makers of the device say it is undergoing rigorous tests but, if they go well, it will be hooked up to the hub and possibly power 10,000 homes.
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.
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:
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.
An update on the Wave Hub Project off north Cornwall is to be given today. The multi-million pound project pledges to use wave energy to provide power for thousands of homes. Critics though say the project is well behind schedule.
Steve Hardy reports on an ambitious quest to harvest wave energy off the Cornish coast as the first test device is deployed off Falmouth Bay.
If it works it'll be the spring board for other devices to be placed in an offshore wave farm which'll provide electricity for thousands of homes.
The first marine energy device to be installed in Cornish water will be installed today. The device was built in Falmouth and is now being installed for testing before it is incorporated into the Hayle Wave Hub plans.
The first device to test if energy can be generated from the Wave Hub project has been deployed in Cornish waters. It's hoped the device and others like it can be connected to the hub to provide electricity for homes.