The project aims to study and evaluate wave energy at a research installation in Skagerak, located approximately 2 km west of Lysekil on the west coast of Sweden.

The Islandsberg research area has been granted a permit for ten generators that will be deployed on a gradual basis up to 2009. The project involves a total investment of SEK 50 million ($7.5 million) and Vattenfall, which has previously invested SEK 4 million ($0.6 million), will now invest an additional SEK 9 million ($1.4 million) in basic research linked to the research area. Other companies and organizations funding the project include the Swedish Energy Agency (Statens Energimyndighet), Swedish west-coast power producers Göteborgs Energi and Falkenberg Energi, and a number of suppliers and manufacturers.

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