Recently de Ingenieur, a Dutch montly-appearing magazine published by the royal institute of engineers since 1886, published an article about the Ocean Grazer, highlighting the results of the first wave tank trials which have shown a 95% reduction of wave energy content from a scaled system with ten floater elements. Although these measurements are still preliminary, the results of the first wave tank trials as well as simulation models are nevertheless promising. The overall efficiency of conversion of available wave energy to electrical energy is expected to be in the range of 60% to 70%, which is extraordinary for a wave energy converter.

These high levels of efficiency can be achieved thanks to the core innovation of the Ocean Grazer, which is its adaptive system which can adapt the load depending on the incoming wave, to deal efficiently with the large variability of ocean waves that can occur. 

The online article of de Ingenieur can be accessed here