Open Call for Renewable Energy Developers
The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has launched its second call.
The project has also awarded recommendations of support to 12 offshore renewable energy projects under its first call, which closed in July 2019. The high number of successful applicants shows the growing demand for, and readiness to, testing innovative offshore renewable technologies at sea.
Funded by Interreg North-West Europe, Ocean DEMO is a €13 million project aiming to accelerate ocean energy’s transition from single prototype to multi-device farms by providing free access to test centers: EMEC (UK), DMEC (NL), SEM REV (FR) and SmartBay (IE).
Successful applicants will receive free access to test their ocean energy products and services in real sea environments. Technology developers can apply for support packages to test multi-device farms or single devices able to scale up to multi-device in the future. Preference will be given to technologies ready to test by spring 2020.
Ocean DEMO’s second call for applications is open until January 31, 2020. Call documents are available on the Ocean DEMO website: www.oceandemo.eu.
The awards help developers attract further investment and move along the path to commercialization.