Project Details


The overarching objective of VALID (Verification through Accelerated testing Leading to Improved wave energy Designs) is to de-risk the whole WEC design process in terms of components reliability and survivability by developing an integrated and open platform for the testing of critical components and subsystems, proposing novel testing procedures going beyond current testing practices. As a consequence, it will facilitate developers to take sound design decisions at early stages of technology developments.

Wave power is one of the most reliable resources for renewable energy utilisation. However, the development of high-performance wave energy converters (WECs) is a complex challenge and requires a solid framework of evaluation tools. The EU-funded VALID project will focus on developing and validating a new test rig platform and methodology for accelerated hybrid testing that can be used across the wave energy sector. By improving the reliability and survivability of the components and subsystems that form WECs, the project aims to establish a standard for future use.
Short titleVALID
Effective start/end date16/11/202020/11/2023

Collaborative partners

  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden (Joint applicant) (lead)
  • TECNALIA (Joint applicant)
  • AVL List GmbH (Joint applicant)
  • Delft University of Technology (Joint applicant)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


  • Wave Energy
  • Wave Energy Converter
  • Reliability
  • Hybrid testing


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