Very simple technology yet amazing to see in action. These devices produce energy and electricity from ocean waves. With all the energy problems, this seems like a really good solution. Global warming and climate change are causing problems on planet earth. So how do we extract energy from earth systems in a more sustainable way? In this program we see deep ocean water (DOW)employed as a condenser in an amonia turbine energy cycle. Sustainable and renewable Energy from the sea via OTEC is a viable option for energy load systems. Additional applications of DOW in air conditioning, agriculture, and aquaculture has been successfully demonstrated.
The ocean is a source of two significant sustainable forms of energy: thermal energy associated with the sun's heat absorbed by the ocean, and mechanical energy associated with the waves, currents and tides. Since the oceans cover more than 71% of the earth's surface, these forms of energy represent the largest solar collectors and retainers of the sun's vast energy that reach the earth's surface. This project is being developed by Florida Atlantic University's Center of Excellence in Ocean Energy Technology
Alternative Energy: Wave-Powered Ocean Energy Technology
The World Energy Council has estimated the 'useful' global ocean wave energy resource as 2TW (17,500TWh/year). From this it has been estimated (Thorpe 1999) that the practical economic contribution from wave energy converters could be 2,000TWh/year (similar to current installed nuclear or hydroelectric generation capacity). Such generating capacity could result in up to 2 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions being displaced from fossil fuel generation per year - similar to current emissions from electricity generation in the US.
Formed in 1998, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ocean Power Delivery Ltd has developed the 'Pelamis' wave energy converter...
OCEAN WAVE ENERGY
WELCOME to Wave Energy Technologies
Wave Energy Technologies Inc. designed and developed the WET EnGen™. The WET EnGen™ represents many years of research and testing, culminating in a breakthrough technology that converts the energy in ocean waves to electrical power or pressurized water for desalination. Our highly efficient WET EnGen™ is leading edge because of its ability to be applied in the widest range of wave climates throughout the world.
Product development and Company operations are centred in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Company currently utilizes a test location provided by the National Research Council in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia.
Wave Energy Technologies Inc. is currently undertaking a project at its Sandy Cove research site. The project entails detailed engineering of a 40 kW capacity WET EnGen™ throughout the balance of 2007. The device is to be installed as a pre-commercial demonstration project during 2008.
Some of the project partners / collaborators include:
National Research Council of Canada
Wave Energy Technologies Inc. is Seeking Demonstration Sites:
currently seeking opportunities from industry partners to enter into agreements for the installation of demonstration projects. These projects would involve the deployment of a 40 kW or 200 kW capacity prototype WET EnGen™. Initial target markets include Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. Interested parties may contact:
Wave Energy Technologies Inc. has been created and organized to develop, patent, test and commercialize the WET EnGen™, developed by principal inventor Alan Vowles and co-inventors Brian Kurczaba and Heather Acres. This unique and simple design has been shown, both in the lab and in open water testing, to produce usable energy from ocean waves at a cost which is already approaching that from wind energy or carbon energy sources – especially when compared to off-grid or remote area power production from diesel or other liquid fuels.
Harvesting energy from the marine environment is one of the latest in a series of developments to reduce world dependence on fossil fuels. Similar to the wind energy industry thirty years ago, wave and other marine energy technologies are coming out of the lab into commercial application. Much of this innovation is centered in Europe, although important technologies are being developed in Canada and the United States.
The Company believes that the WET EnGen™ is uniquely positioned to take advantage of multi billion dollar opportunities in both the power generation and sea water desalination markets.
Wave Energy Technologies Inc. is currently offering qualified investors and institutions limited opportunities to invest in our next phase of development.