The open day, at the Wave Hub office on Foundry Square, included a sneak preview of a series of paintings by renowned artist Kurt Jackson.
Kurt, who lives in West Cornwall, has been following the Wave Hub project for almost four years and for the last 12 months has documented key stages in its construction and installation.
The open day was an opportunity for the local community to come along and find out more about Wave Hub and its role as a test site for marine energy, and of course to see some of Kurt’s fantastic paintings. We had around 50 people through the door and it was great to see so much enthusiasm for our aim to create a marine energy industry right here in Cornwall. We even had a couple come in and buy two of Kurt’s paintings because they liked them so much.
Wave Hub is a £42 million project that has created the world’s largest test site for devices that generate electricity from the power of the waves. It consists of a giant ‘socket’ on the seabed 10 miles off the coast of Hayle, connected to the national grid on shore by an underwater cable, and was installed last year.