The Spine-Like Floating Device Generates Power Using Ocean Waves

By: | September 3rd, 2022

We need to find better ways to generate power rather than burning fossil fuels which result in the emission of harmful gases into the environment.

One such way could be the ocean, which is full of energy!

But the major question remains as to why the ocean waves have not been tapped into yet?

That does not mean no one is trying to harness tidal or wave energy. There are a lot of prototypes and small-scale installations under construction. One such R&D company based in Cyprus has been working on its technology to capture wave energy for over a decade now.

Cyprus-based Sea Wave Energy Limited (SWEL) has designed a unique spine-like floating device to make a significant clean energy contribution in years to come. Earlier this year, the company unveiled its floating wave energy device called the Waveline Magnet.

A single wave energy converter can generate as much as 100 MW of power

The device has several floating platforms linked to each other, giving it a floating-spine-like shape. The flexible system can seamlessly follow the movement of the waves. Thus extracting the energy from the wave in a non-disruptive manner.

The ultra-low-cost device can be manufactured using reinforced plastics and can be deployed quickly.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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