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Test session in Curved Wave tank at University of Edinburgh

The PolyWEC consortium is currently running the first campaign of testing for Second-Generation PolyWEC devices, i.e. submerged systems in which the elastomeric transducer is in direct contact with water and is directly deformed by wave induced pressures. Some early shots of the

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PolyWEC Consortium @ EWTEC 2016 in Nantes

Boris Teillant from WavEC is going to present the latest results of the PolyWEC project at EWTEC 2016 in France with the work titled: Techno-economic comparison between air turbines and dielectric elastomer generators as power take off for oscillating water

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20-23 June 2015, PolyWEC @ SMASIS Conference

Rocco Vertechy has been invited to give an invited speach to SMASIS 2015 presenting the work done by the PolyWEC team on dielectric elastomer materials characterization. The team is also giving a second presentation on their findings on a new

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2015-May-31. PolyWEC @ OMAE2015, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

Pic of the experimental test in Eidnburgh

ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2015). St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada from May 31 – June 5, 2015.   The PolyWEC consortium will be presenting the result of their study on a novel floating Poly-OWC

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2015-Mar-9. PolyWEC @ SPIE2015 San Diego

Rocco Vertechy and Marco Fontana, Scientific Responsible and Coordinator of the PolyWEC Project, have been invited to give a talk to SPIE.Smart structures NDE conference on “Dielectric elastomers for wave energy harvesting: current status and future perspectives”. Monday 9th March

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2014-Jun-8. Poly-Surge concept to be present at OMAE 2014


  PolyWEC team is presenting at OMAE 2014 conference the last consortium work on surging flap wave energy converter based on dielectric elastomers. Moretti, G., Forehand, D., Vertechy, R., Fontana, M., and Ingram, D., “Modeling Of An Oscillating Wave Surge

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First Meeting on Polymeric Wave Energy Harvesting @ Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Dec.10, 2013

The First Meeting on Polymeric Wave Energy Harvesting will be held at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna on December 10, 2013, starting at 14:30 in room ‘AULA 3’. You may find the meeting programme here. This is an open workshop organised in

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PolyWEC @ WavEC Seminar, November 25th 2013


On November 25th, the coordinator of the PolyWEC Project is participating to WavEC Seminars, one of the most important meetings on wave energy in Europe. More details on the event can be found here:

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PolyWEC website online

We are pleased to be online today …

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