Orkney bids farewell to the Wello Penguin II WEC. It’s embarking on a long journey towards Bilbao, Spain, where it will be deployed to generate clean energy from waves.
An excerpt from the Wello website describes the Penguin II design as follows:
“The unique asymmetrical shape of the device is designed to capture the energy in the waves from all sides of the device. As waves crash into its hull, the Penguin rotates in place, gyrating around a central point transferring and capturing the energy from the waves crashing into it. The Penguin is made to survive anything the ocean can throw at it, whilst having zero emissions and being as environmentally neutral as possible the Penguin is designed for sustainability.”