Wave technology is one of the most exciting areas of untapped energy potential and OceanEnergy have developed ground breaking technology to harness the power of the ocean. Given fluctuating fuel prices and the impact of global warming, Ocean Energy is now in a very strong position to commercialise the vast body of research and development it has invested in over the past 10 years.
The sea is a limitless source of power and is a challenging environment, so in order to exploit wave energy commercially there are a number of key components required:
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The ideal platform must be designed to extract energy from the waves efficiently and also survive the ferocity of the Ocean. Ocean Energy have invested 10 years perfecting their platform, which has spent over 2 years in the Atlantic waves.
A simple and well proven take off system is the key to the long-term success of any wave energy project. Bearing in mind that the platform may be inaccessible for long periods, robust and low maintenance technology is essential. Ocean Energy has implemented the technology to meet these requirements.
The mooring system is key to the survivability of the entire system in the gale-force winds and extreme sea states likely to be encountered in suitable sites.