The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has opened its third call for support package applications. Support packages will help commercialize offshore renewable energy technologies by giving free access to FORESEA’s network of test sites. The call is open to technologies ready to deploy and complete testing before 2019. The call runs until 29 September 2017.
FORESEA is an €11 million project which helps to bring offshore renewable energy technologies to market by offering free access to a world-leading network of test centres. To date, the project has awarded 25 ‘recommendations for support’ to developers through two competitive calls for applications. The final granting of support is made upon signature of contract between the technology developer and the relevant test centre.
FORESEA support is an important piece of the finance package which enables offshore renewable energy developers to test their technologies in real sea conditions.
As well as continuing to support marine energy convertor technologies, the 3rd FORESEA call will reach out to developers of products, services and key components that will enable the development of the ocean energy sector. Further information can be found on the FORESEA website.