aquaWAVE™ - Shallow Water Application
The 'aquaWAVE™' device is a single oscillating water column designed for shallow water application, which can also provide a cost effective coastal protection solution
aquaWAVE™ is ideal for deployment in coastal locations, in approximately 10-15m of water depth. It is made of prefabricated reinforced concrete and can easily be integrated into existing or new breakwater walls. It sits under its own weight on the seafloor without the need for seabed preparation, mooring or anchoring systems.
We continue to improve the efficiency of our systems. The enhancements made to the systems design over the last 3 years has increased the energy conversion efficiency of the wave energy converter (WEC) by more than 60% of the previous design.
Each aquaWAVE™ device is fully self-buoyant. New modifications to the internal buoyancy of the OWC structure has been made to eliminate the need for external buoyancy aids making it safer for marine installations and operations.
The electrical output of a aquaWAVE™ device will depend on the local wave climate. In a reasonable wave climate, a single aquaWAVE device would be rated at 1MW.
The unit can be dedicated to the production of electricity, desalinated water, or both. It can also be incorporated into a sea wall or breakwater structure which will further reduce the cost of the unit.