Waves4Power is a member of OffshoreVäst as well as Ocean Energy Sweden, it is also a Swedish company that develops and sells wave energy systems. Six months ago they deployed the WaveEL buoy on site at Runde, Norway and reports are now saying that the buoy is basically undamaged, despite floating in the ocean for half a year while battling winds of 65 miles/hour and waves that top off as high as 15 m.

Recent picture suggests the buoy is holding up pretty well:

Photo by Waves4Power

Photo by Waves4Power

Source:

http://www.waves4power.com/w4p-news-updates/1706/

http://tidalenergytoday.com/2016/08/12/waveel-buoy-clocks-six-months-at-sea/

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