Why our Energy Converters? 1.03.2010
H-machines and R-MACHINES: COMPLETELY UNDERWATER WITH AUTOMATIC CONTROL
from which also: unaffected by even the harshest conditions, very high efficiency, self adjustable in real time to the sea conditions, pose no threat to navigation, negligible environmental impact, their maintenance can be performed on the surface
DEPLOYABLE IN JUST A FEW DAYS IN ANY DEPTH ABOVE 7 METERs (H) OR ABOVE 50 METERS (R)
from which also: low installation costs, a whole wave park can be installed in weeks, all the coasts in the world are possible deployment sites
from which also: low maintenance costs, shippable in containers all over the world, can be maintained by local personnel, priced to be competitive with Offshore Wind
MAIN USES OF OUR MACHINES
– In Wave Parks, to produce energy to be sold via the electricity grid. All our machines are perfect for this, achieving in most wave climates a final cost of energy which is competitive with offshore wind.
– In front of Harbors which implement cold ironing, to supply clean and cheap energy to the ships at berth.
– In association with desalination plants, even in the absence of grid connection, to produce desalinated water. This setup has the added advantage that water is easily stored contrary to electricity, so that an installation can rely completely on Wave Energy for its water needs, using the stored water when there is not enough energy in the sea.
– In association with backup power sources to provide all the energy needs of isolated communities in areas far from the grid. With the use of Fuel Cells to produce energy from hydrogen when Wave Energy is missing and to produce hydrogen from water when Wave Energy is abundant, one can achieve a closed loop configuration in which there is no need for external sources of fuel. A special case of this use is that of oil rigs (active or decommissioned) and offshore structures in general: in this case the final cost of the energy or of the desalinated water produced with wave energy is even lower than in other situations.