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Bringing wave power to a cost competitive level and commercial scale

Descrizione del progetto

Mettere la tecnologia del moto ondoso sulla via che conduce alla disponibilità commerciale

Le onde dell’oceano contengono un enorme potenziale energetico. Una serie di sfide, tra cui la difficoltà di progettare un dispositivo in grado di resistere alle difficili condizioni dell’oceano, hanno ostacolato i tentativi di generare elettricità dal mare. Il progetto Wave Scale, finanziato dall’UE, sta sviluppando un innovativo convertitore di energia del moto ondoso che riconosce automaticamente i diversi tipi di onde oceaniche, avvisando il sistema pertinente di sollevare i galleggianti sopra il livello dell’acqua o immergerli per fornir loro adeguata protezione. Il dispositivo sarà interamente modulare e prodotto in unità da 1 MW. Una volta distribuito su larga scala, promette di fornire elettricità a un costo dell’energia livellato e compreso tra 50 e 90 euro.

Obiettivo

Wave energy offers massive potential but has yet to be exploited and rolled out at scale. The wave power industry has suffered high-profile failures since many devices were unable to withstand the tough ocean environments. Eco Wave Power has developed an innovative Wave Energy Convertor (WEC), designed to operate nearshore or effectively onshore: most of the system is located on land with only floaters and pistons positioned in the water. And it is designed to capture the type and size of waves which are typical at the shore. The unique design results insignificantly reduced costs for installation and
operation. And most of the parts are standard equipment which is easily available. The WEC promises to deliver electricity at a LCOE of between €50 and €EUR90, when operating at scale. The device is entirely modular and will ultimately be produced in units of 1MW. It incorporates innovative protection methods which are deployed in the event of storms: the WEC automatically recognizes the particular wave type, alerting the system to either raise the floaters above the water level or submerse them for protection. EWP installed a 100 kW EWP system (1:10 scale) in Gibraltar, in 2016 through an EU Regional Development Fund project. It is performing in accordance with expectations and is already selling energy to the Gibraltar grid. Eco Wave Power aims to scale the device to 1MW and has a PPA agreement in place with the Gibraltar Government to deliver the power generated in the future. The company has letters of intent from a further 12 customers, in Europe and across the world, for additional installations, ranging from 1MW to 50MW. Eco Wave Power aims to roll out through SPVs and a ‘Build-Own-Operate’ model initially – and to sell its WEC directly, or through license to third parties, in the longer term. EWP aims to develop its business plan to go to market through the Phase 1 project and envisages a further Phase 2 project to take its technology to full scale.

Invito a presentare proposte

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Bando secondario

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Meccanismo di finanziamento

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1

Coordinatore

ECO WAVE POWER LTD
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 50 000,00
Indirizzo
16 HOMA U'MIGDAL ST.
6777116 Tel Aviv
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PMI

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Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 71 429,00