The modelling aims to discover the best ways of positioning wave arrays so that devices move in synergy with one-another, creating greater efficiencies, according to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

ARENA said the research will be used to create a publicly accessible, user friendly software tool for gathering site-specific information and may also be used to obtain regulatory and planning approvals.

Key project partner, the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania will contribute a wave testing tank and other facilities to the project.

CSIRO is providing data from Carn...