Renewable energy research has taken a step forward with an announcement that The University of Western Australia’s Wave Energy Research Centre will be based in the former Albany Visitor Centre.
The WA Government awarded $3.75 million to UWA to establish the centre as a hub for wave energy expertise, research and development.
The building will be fitted out and become operational over the coming months, providing scientists and other multidisciplinary experts with a dedicated hub to support their research endeavours on the South Coast.
The centre – in its prominent location – will be a high-profile addition to Albany, helping UWA to realise its ambition for the world-class facility to be a focal point for wave energy research, attracting local and international scientists to the region.
The WA Government is committed to supporting technology and innovation to advance the production of clean energy, while creating opportunities for jobs and growth in the Great Southern region and the renewable energy sector.
Source: WA Government