Efficient, cost-effective wave energy capture technology
Oscillating water columns are a type of wave energy converter that harnesses energy from the oscillation of the seawater inside a chamber. The EU-funded HACE project plans to unveil the first multi-chamber oscillating water column, which unlike its single-chamber counterpart will generate power from all types of waves. What is more, the lightweight, low-cost device will provide 10–15 times more energy output per tonne and will reduce operating costs by a factor of 2. HACE estimates a demand from 19 power plants in 2022, corresponding to a revenue of EUR 67 million.
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Funding SchemeSME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
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