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Wave Energy - power from the waves - marine Energy - Wave Power - Ocean Energy 

Human population.
Guy Lane: Most of our lovely planet is covered in sea water and most of the humans live within a transmission line's distance from the coast, and the waves are quite predictable and so it is no surprise that there are a pile of awesome machines designed to tap the energy of the waves and these machines are characterised by being BIG and TOUGH and POWERFUL and the world leaders are the Scottish and I say Viva Marine Energy and Scotland.

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.

Neptune Renewable Energy - The Proteus Device
Neptune Renewable Energy is a high technology company which designs, deploys and operates the Proteus device. In particular, the Proteus concept is designed for shallow water and estuarine deployments, thus deliberately avoiding the heavy and costly engineering structures required to withstand offshore conditions.

Sea Clam wave energy 
The early circular configuration of the SEA clam was a simple device that used the displacement of air to extract energy from sea waves. Twelve air chambers, the outer faces of which are formed by flexible rubber membranes, were placed around a floating ring structure. Differential wave action moved the membrane in and out forcing the air to be interchanged between chambers.

Wave Dragon
Wave Dragon is a floating, slack-moored energy converter of the overtopping type that can be deployed in a single unit or in arrays of Wave Dragon units in groups resulting in a power plant with a capacity comparable to traditional fossil based power plants.

S.D.E. wave buoy
S.D.E. is a world leader in the planning, building and marketing of power stations which produce power from sea waves. SDE's method consists of using the motion of sea waves to generate hydraulic pressure, which is then transformed into electricity. The system takes advantage of the wave's speed, height, depth, rise and fall, and the flow beneath the approaching wave, thus producing energy.

Green Wave Energy Group
Our turbine consists of nothing more than a structurally reinforced fiberglass cylinder with a large propeller (or impeller) inside that’s connected to an electric generator. No oil or hydraulics are involved. The turbine is vertically anchored into a fixed spot with just its top peeking out of the water.  The generator’s production relies on the water rising and falling inside the cylinder, to turn the propeller and generate electricity.

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.

A patented near-shore wave energy conversion system with unique buoyant wings each coupled to a seawater pump that anchors the assembly to the seabed. The long axis of the pontoon automatically aligns itself with the crest of oncoming waves, irrespective of the wave direction. The seawater piston pump pressurized seawater through a hollow rod to a collection main located on the sea bed.

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.

The Oyster by Aquamarine Power
Aquamarine Power's Oyster wave power technology captures energy in nearshore waves and converts it into clean sustainable electricity. 

Essentially Oyster is a wave-powered pump which pushes high pressure water to drive an onshore hydro-electric turbine.

Seabased wave power technology
Seabased's wave power technology is based on small units with all parts deployed on the seabed except for a buoy on the surface. Thus the power plant is well safeguarded and can withstand the high forces with a minimum of maintenance. Seabased's solution results in a robust and very efficient machine with a high capacity factor.

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.

Pelamis - wave energy converter
The modular design of the machine allows Pelamis Wave Power to maximise build efficiency and allows for easy transition to significant production volumes.

Pelamis machines are an assembly of ‘off the shelf’ proven technology.  This use of existing technology widens the supply chain options and increases component reliability.

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.

The Enermar Kobold Turbine
The Enermar project is aimed at exploiting the energy contained within marine currents through the use of an innovative patented Kobold turbine. The convenience of this type of renewable energy has been tested, and compares favorably with other types of environmentally-friendly energy such as solar and wind energy.

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.

WPP A/S owns all patents and is shareholder in WavePlane Electric A/S (WPE). WPE is licensee and have solo rights for sale and productions world wide for the electric WavePlane.

WavePlane - the only device in the world that converts pulsating waves directly into a fast and even rotation without any moving parts. Erik Skaarup is the inventor of the device WavePlane.

Vigor Wave Energy
The Vigor Wave Energy Converter is based on a floating hose, using water and air as mechanical parts to absorb the wave energy. The principle has the potential to produce large amounts of electricity at low cost and the Vigor Wave Energy Converter will be one of the power plant solutions supplying renewable and cost efficient energy to a future sustainable society.

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.

Aquagen Surge Drive
The key to the SurgeDrive system is that all of the energy conversion equipment is located out of the water. The SurgeDrive system can not only survive storms, but can continue to generate significant power during storms. SurgeDrive is set to deliver emissions free electricity at a long term price comparable with other mainstream renewable energy forms.

Ocean Wave Energy Company
Naturally hydroficient synergy, minimum system geo-engineering, and patented direct-drive technology are applied to high-energy offshore and deeper ocean interference waves. Self-supported, quick dis/connectable, and scalable OWEC Ocean Wave Energy Converter modules have least true cost and environmental impact.

Langlee Wave Energy Converter
The Wave Energy Converter unit is a floating steel structure with lightweight fibreglass wings that swing with the waves and generate sustainable energy. Langlee Wave Power is partnering with companies and communities around the globe to progress wave power projects, with sustainable energy projects planned or in train in Turkey, New Zealand, Norway, Gran Canaria, UK and Chile.

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! 

Wavebob - electricity from ocean waves
The Wavebob wave energy converter (WEC) is an oscillating point absorber designed to convert wave energy into low cost per kWh electricity. Features include:

- Low capex and O&M costs
- High average electrical power output
- High installed capacity of > 1 MWe
- Automatic adjustment to constantly changing wave conditions

40 South Energy

The 40South Energy wave energy converters comprise one fully submerged section – called Lower Member – and energy interceptors – called Upper Members – at different depths. The relative motion of the Lower and Upper members is converted directly into electricity on the machine. The depth of the machines is controlled automatically to respond dynamically to changing sea conditions.

OWEL Offshore Wave Energy Limited
An OWEL WEC comprises a floating horizontal duct supported by buoyancy tanks. The duct in each unit is open at one end, and the mooring system of the platform takes account of wind and tides to ensure that this open end is presented to the incoming waves. The duct has angled side-plates and angled roof- and bottom-plates.

Snapper wave electrical generator
The concept of the Snapper electrical generator arose during attempts to overcome a fundamental difficulty of wave power generation. Electrical generators produce power as a result of the movement of an applied force. The size, weight and cost are all related to the magnitude of the force but the power is related to speed as well.

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.