First full-scale wave energy converter installed in Chile

Enel Green Power Chile has installed the PB3 PowerBuoy, the first full-scale wave energy converter off the coast of Las Cruces, Chile. The marine energy generator is the first of its kind installed in Latin America and the fifth in the world. The system is able to convert wave energy into electrical energy that is stored in a 50kWh battery system located inside the PB3 PowerBuoy, which feeds the different oceanographic sensors that monitor the marine environment.

Source: Power Engineering International