Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Wave Country Notes
Greece (like other Mediterranean countries) experiences only low wave-power levels. Nevertheless, it has an R&D programme on wave energy which has been carried out at the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and various universities. There were plans for a full scale, semi-commercial demonstration plant for fresh water and electricity production on the island of Amorgos in the South Aegean Sea, based on the technology now being developed by Finavera in Canada.
DAEDALUS Informatics, in coordination with the University of Patras, developed a new device (SEKE), which uses an array of water columns (usually built into a breakwater) to provide compressed air for power generation. Several experimental test scale models of the SEKE device have been developed. Efforts have been focussed on developing a combinatorial system solution, able to harness simultaneously both wave and wind energy using compressed air
(http://195.170.12.01/daei/products/ret/general/retww1.html). This device is at the R&D stage.