The wave energy industry remains competitive with many unique benefits to conventional fuel sources, as well as alternative renewable energy sources. In our previous effort to crowd fund Atmocean for the deployment of our Peruvian pilot, we made some short videos for the public audience in which we highlighted some of these advantages as short thought-provoking ideas. Enjoy!
There is an estimated potential of 3.7 terawatts of global wave energy, almost double that of current world electrical consumption. With Atmocean’s technology, we have the potential to tap into this resource and unlock this clean renewable energy source, allowing us to divest from current fossil fuels we heavily rely on.
With roughly 60% of the world population living within 100 miles of a coastline, wave energy benefits from a local demand for power generation. As Atmocean operates at a minimum wave height of 1 meter, it allows for deployment in most coastal communities throughout the world.
With simplicity in design, using readily accessible materials, our system can be manufactured locally, globally!
With Atmocean’s 1st array, not only do we start to generate clean energy, we stand to revolutionize the world energy market by launching a new energy source!
Although marine energy makes progress, there is yet to be a successful wave energy project realized throughout the world.
Atmocean’s 1st fully functional Peruvian system will act two-fold by generating clean energy, while also competing directly with fossil fuels sourced from the Peruvian Amazon basin.
Since 2005, we’ve conducted over 100 days of ocean testing in Texas, Bermuda, Hawaii, California, and Oregon; three years of analysis by Sandia National Laboratories; eight wave tank tests at Plymouth University (UK) and Texas A&M; all of which has allowed us to develop the technology and generate the blue prints ready to go into production. With the models, pilot studies, and tests done, all that is left is manufacturing of the array and deployment.
With our global challenges extending beyond clean energy production, why stop there when we can also filter the ocean of plastic. Since our technology operates by using waves to pump seawater to shore, where it goes through a simple Pelton water wheel to generate electricity, we additionally have the opportunity to filter the seawater as it goes back to sea of micro plastics. This is a new concept, secondary to power generation and desalination, but we are excited by the prospect of returning the resource cleaner than when we found it. Did you happen to catch the newspaper he was reading?