Wave and Tidal Energy Converters for commercial energy production _________ 11.08.2018

40South Energy Italia designs, produces and sells wave and tidal energy converters: the H-type machines and the R-type ones.

During the past few weeks we completed the “version 2” transmission and had our partners of Elements Works install it on the H24 in Marina di Pisa. They later retrieved the electronics box WTE, which was updated to work with the new transmission and on Thursday August 8th they installed it back on the machine. The machine is now ready to start again producing electricity like it already did in the past, and will start doing so as soon as we receive the go-ahead by maritime authorities. Contrary to the past, this time we will inject the produced electricity into the Italian Grid.

The radical design of our R-type wave energy converters and of our H-type wave and tidal energy converters lets you reap the benefits of commercial wave and tidal energy while avoiding the drawbacks of conventional installations.

During 2016 and 2017 40South Energy Italia completed two preliminary capital increases, for a total of approximately 2.8M euros. During 2018 the financial preparations for the commercial roll-out of the H24 will be completed, with additional 4M to be raised.

The 40South Energy H-type wave and tidal energy converters comprise one fully submerged guide over which slides a Moving Member – always completely submerged.

The 40South Energy R-type wave energy converters comprise one fully submerged section – called Lower Member – and energy interceptors – called Upper Members – at different depths. The relative motion of the Lower and Upper members is converted directly into electricity on the machine. The depth of the machines is controlled automatically to respond dynamically to changing sea conditions.

You can read more about the 40South Energy technology on our “Wave Energy Converters” page.

Our R-type Wave Energy Converters and our H-type Wave and Tidal Energy Converters Work In All Sea Conditions

This ability of the R-machines to vary depth dynamically and automatically in response to any changes in the state of the sea also guarantees that the same machines can operate across the globe.
The H-machines adapt to the sea state by changing dynamically the cross section impacting on waves and on tides.
Whether the installation is in Orkney, Tuscany, or Oregon, the machine will work within the same operational limits.

Wave and Tidal Energy Converters From Community Scale To Utility Scale

Our machines are ideal from centralized (utility scale) generation to distributed (community scale) generation, so no matter the location or purpose, 40South Energy machines can meet your commercial wave energy requirements. At any scale, Wave Energy Parks collect several wave machines in a unified energy production site, and are sizable from 50kW to several Megawatts. Wave Energy Parks are typically owned and operated by third parties, which guarantee O&M of the wave machines, for a fee.



Background image: installation of H24-2015001 at Marina di Pisa during November 2015. Photo by Michele Grassi