Wave Energy is a distributed, reliable and dense energy source. Much effort, financial and human resources has been invested in the development of Wave Energy with a particular peak in the past 10 years. The available quantity of energy is vast. Wave power is able to guarantee a continuous production of electricity, without showing a cyclical day/night (on/off) behavior or any strong sea- sonality like in solar power.
That is the core technology of Wave For Energy.
In the last decade W4E brought the Wave Energy Converter ISWEC from concept to a full scale 100 kW device following the stages of the roadmap proposed in the Protocols of the EU FP7 Equimar Project.
The basic ISWEC technology is constituted by a gyroscopic system interacting by a sealedd hull with waves to produce energy.
The key features of ISWEC are:
This is a unique technology to date, since most of the competitors instead exploit the vertical movements produced by the passage of a wave. This feature allows ISWEC to be extremely versatile and achieves exceptional performance.