A full-scale prototype of a wave power plant has been installed off the Swedish west coast and the overall waveenergy converter concept has been verified. Initial results have been collected and significant insights discovered. Energy absorption dependency on load as well as output voltage and power is demonstrated. It is shown that great overload capability of the directly driven linear generator is critical, and indicated that, for resistive loads, optimal load does not vary with wave climate. Future grid supplying energy production would necessitate parks of wave powerplants in order to reduce power fluctuations.