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Most of our awesome planet is covered in sea water which has waves created by the wind, and most of the humans live within a transmission line's distance from the coast where the waves meet the shore; and waves are predictable and powerful; and so it is no surprise that many machines - Wave Energy Converters - have been designed to convert the energy of waves into clean, carbon-neutral electricity; and these machines are characterised by being BIG and POWERFUL and AWESOME (because they foster jobs on boats) and the world leaders in this field are the SCOTTISH PEOPLE; and I say VIVA wave energy and VIVA Scotland. 

This many people on Earth, right now. See how the number keeps going up...

We have designed, developed and patented what we believe to be the first economically viable, practical and reliable wave energy plant in the world. Seatricity overcomes the problems encountered by previous attempts at harvesting wave energy in a similar manner.
Eco Wave Power

Eco Wave Power is the sole global inventor, owner and developer of the unique EWP wave energy devices. Our wave energy company designs, manufactures and operates the EWP wave energy convertors. We believe that our patented technology is clearly on target to become a world leader in the wave energy field.
Wave for Energy

Wave for Energy, spin off of the Politecnico di Torino, have developed the first Italian 1:1 scale device for the production of electricity from sea waves which, on August 8th, was moored 850 m from the coast of Pantelleria Island (south of Italy). The research activities, started 10 years ago and conducted by the group led by Giuliana Mattiazzo and Ermanno Giorcelli from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, led to the development of the technology industrialized by Wave for Energy, spin-off of the University, which carried forward the construction of the first pre-commercial machine.

Albatern Wavenet wave energy converter

Wavenet is a radical new wave energy device that captures energy from ocean waves and converts it into sustainable low-carbon electricity. Built from individual Squid generating units, WaveNET arrays are flexible floating structures that represent a step-change in wave energy technology, offering dramatic improvements in operational efficiency and lower costs.
Resolute Marine Energy

Resolute Marine Energy (RME) is developing technologies that produce clean energy from ocean waves. Since our founding in 2007, we have received research and development funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Interior Minerals Management Service to build and test several wave energy converter (WEC) prototypes.

CorPower Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean AB has developed a compact high-efficiency Wave Energy Converter, inspired by the pumping principles of the human heart. Using a new phase control method, the Wave Energy Converters always oscillate in resonance with the incoming waves, strongly amplifying their motion and power capture. Phase controlled oscillation offers an exceptionally high energy density, 5 times higher than conventional Wave Energy Converters without phase control. The technology allows a large amount of energy to be harvested using a small device.

Columbia Power Stingray

Columbia Power is the worldwide leader in direct-drive wave energy systems.  Our patented system is scalable. It can be sized and deployed in a wide range of applications from powering oceanographic sensors to generating megawatt-scale electricity. We are commercializing a next-generation solution that will deliver the qualities that our customers need to develop profitable wave energy projects: survivability, a competitive cost of energy and a low environmental and stakeholder impact.

Lamaria wave energy converter

Laminaria’s wave energy converter (WEC) has undergone tank testing at the Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory at Plymouth University, as part of the LAMWEC project. 

Funded under the OCEANERA-NET First Joint Call 2014, in association with Scottish Enterprise, Innovate UK, and IWT, the LAMWEC project seeks to develop and test a full-scale 200kW Laminaria WEC.

A.W. Energy Wave Roller

A WaveRoller device is a plate anchored on the sea bottom at its base. The back and forth movement of the tidal surge moves the plate, transferring the kinetic energy created to a piston pump. The first prototypes were designed and patent applications filed as early as 1999.
Wetpos Wave Energy Converter

Through its floating angular construction, the Wetpos wave energy converter is able to regulate the wave energy input and reduce the impact during rough weather conditions. The V-shaped structure absorbs the wave energy through a line of rotors, which each of them transmits the energy to a common axle, directly attached to a generator. 

Oceanlinx - marine renewable energy

As the most established wave energy developer in Australia, Oceanlinx has installed over 750KW of prototype wave energy converters, generating over 40,000 hours of operating experience and 5,000 hours of electricity generation. As one of the leaders in the ocean energy sector, Oceanlinx renewable energy technology provides versatility for deployment in shallow and deep waters as well as with Oil and Gas platforms.
CETO - Carnegie Wave Power

Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (ASX:CWE) is focused on developing and commercialising its 100% owned CETO wave energy technology which is capable of producing zero-emission power and direct desalinated water. CETO differs from other wave technologies under development globally by being fully submerged and generating power onshore rather than offshore. 

Wavestar - unlimited clean energy

The Wavestar machine draws energy from wave power with floats that rise and fall with the up and down motion of waves. The floats are attached by arms to a platform that stands on legs secured to the sea floor. The motion of the floats is transferred via hydraulics into the rotation of a generator, producing electricity. Waves run the length of the machine, lifting 20 floats in turn.
AWS III Ocean Energy

The AWS-III: A multi-cell array of flexible membrane absorbers which covert wave power to pneumatic power through compression of air within each cell. The cells are inter-connected, thus allowing interchange of air between cells in anti-phase. Turbine-generator sets are provided to convert the pneumatic power to electricity.

Leancon wave energy converter

LEANCON Wave Energy has devoloped a new Multi Absorbing Wave Energy Converter (MAWEC)  which differentiate from other known wave energy converters (WEC) in the world, as it uses the suck forces to be hold down. Hereby it can be made with low weight which reduces the material costs. The WEC is an offshore OWC type that  preferably uses a special designed displacement turbine as power take off (PTO), but a traditional air turbine can also be used.
Bulge Wave Anaconda

JUST A RUBBER TUBE IN THE SEA . . . . . full of water, closed at both ends, anchored head to waves. The wave power over a wide frontage is concentrated at the end of the tube. We can use it to drive a turbine, generate electricity or pump water. Rubber tubes can live forever in the sea. Anaconda won't break, no hinges, no joints .... and it's cheap!
Grey Island Energy Seaweed

Next Generation Ocean Wave Energy Converter The patent pending SeaWEED™ (Sea Wave Energy Extraction Device) is a 750 kilowatt ocean wave energy converter that sits on the surface of the ocean and converts ocean waves into clean renewable energy.  This electricity is then sent to a subsea hub allowing for distribution to any number of applications. The SeaWEED™ is designed in such a way that it is easy to manufacture, deploy, and maintain.  


Ccell wave energy converter

CCell collects energy by harvesting power from the open sea. Flexible curved guides focus the incoming waves towards a strong central core, which drives hydraulic pistons that extract the power.

The curved shape also creates beneficial pressures on the shore face of the paddle, dramatically increasing the net forces across the paddle, both within wave crests and troughs. Much like the wing of a plane, this effect dynamically increases the catchment width of CCell, leading to an estimate effective width of over 120%.


Mocean wave energy converter

Mocean Energy designs ocean wave energy converters (WECs). We focus on device’s wave-body interaction, and early stage design, working with computational tools and small-scale experimental models.

We conduct state-of-the-art R&D, developing hydrodynamic theories and applying them with new practical approaches and software tools. We apply our approaches to WEC designs developed internally. However, we differ from traditional WEC developers in that we focus on early design stages, stay open to new concepts, and apply our skills and tools to help others improve their WEC design as expert consultants.  


M3 wave energy converter

M3 Wave LLC is commercializing the DMP, a revolutionary new ocean power device that the 2011 USDOE Water Power Review Panel referred to as "disruptive technology."  Unlike many conventional ocean power devices, the DMP resides entirely under the surface of the ocean.

Our Oregon-grown company is actively engaging local stakeholders early in the development process to ensure ocean renewable energy is harnessed in a sustainable and socioeconomically sound manner.

Checkmate Anaconda wave energy converter

As the bulge waves travel down the tube and arrive at the stern, the pressure in the chamber ahead of the power-take-off cycles above and below the tube’s rest pressure. During the high pressure part of the cycle, water passes through a set of non-return valves into an accumulator where pressure is allowed to build up. A smoothed flow of water then passes from the accumulator into a conventional hydraulic turbine which drives an electrical generator. On exit from the turbine, the water is accepted into a low pressure accumulator and is then drawn through another set of non-return valves back into the main tube during the low pressure part of the bulge wave cycle.


Atmocean wave energy converter

Atmocean is a wave energy company. The design is simple: using wave action, we pump seawater to shore. With pressurized seawater arriving on shore, we have the ability to input the seawater directly into a Zero electricity Reverse Osmosis desalination system (ZER/O). This allows Atmocean to generate clean water without the use of fossil fuels!
Our mission is to provide affordable water for coastal communities around the world. 


Protean Energy wave and wind power combined

The Protean technology is best conceptualized as a highly adaptable and configurable ocean energy extraction platform. This generic platform can then be easily configured to allow for integration with any number of complementary technologies. As an example the Protean can be enhanced by integrating optional modules to extract energy from wind, wave and solar power.

Biopower Biowave technology

The bioWAVE is designed to operate in ocean swell waves, absorbing energy both at the surface and below. It is a bottom-mounted pitching device, which spans the full depth. The bioWAVE prototype currently under development will operate at a depth of 30m, while the planned 1MW commercial model will operate where the depth is 40-45m.
Seabased wave energy converter

Seabased designs, builds and installs complete, grid-connected wave parks. These wave parks produce electricity using wave energy converters (WECs), which consist of buoys connected to linear generators placed on the seabed. The buoys move with the waves, and this motion generates power. A subsea converter makes the electricity suitable for grid use, and sea cables deliver it to the grid. Our robust linear generator, the Seabased WEC S2.7, is very efficient at extracting power from the 1-3 meter high swell waves of the tropics. Its genius is also in its simplicity; it is made with known and well-tested materials and is mechanically simple (has few moving parts), which translates into few parts that can break.