Waveoller, converts ocean waves into electrical energy

The WaveRoller system It consists of a plate anchored to the seabed that oscillates back and forth through a hinge thanks to the movement of the waves. The kinetic energy produced is collected with a piston pump and converted into electricity by a generator attached to the device or by a closed hydraulic system in combination with a generator / turbine system. It is a modular system, its capacity can be gradually increased.

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The WaveRoller is installed in an area close to the coast at a depth of 8 to 20 m, where the optimal point of the wave is captured, while avoiding the most violent storms. Because larger waves naturally break before entering coastal areas, devices WaveRoller® escape the devastating waves that could damage offshore installations.

The best wave power resources are concentrated on the coasts, where the majority of the population lives and also where there is the greatest demand for renewable energy. AW-Energy has launched several projects on the coasts with large wave power centers such as Portugal, France and Ireland.

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The Finnish company is negotiating with the Mexican government to develop a pilot wave energy project in the Baja California Sea, which would allow Mexico to be a leading country in the Americas in this renewable technology.

The project they want to develop in Mexico would be 20 MW, or about 60 Waveoller units in the state of Baja California.

In Peniche, Portugal, a pilot project aimed at exploring wave energy received a € 10 million grant from the European Investment Bank (EIB), with support from the Horizon 2020 program.

Sweden is the first country to commercially produce wave energy