Based on Ocean Numerical simulation it is possible to estimate the highest wave over 1000 years period. At the human scale, it seems to be inthinkable, but today most of offshore project constructors study carefully the environement’s extreme values of their offshore project.
Despite its considerable potential, wave energy has not yet reached full commercial development. The cost of wave energy remains significantly higher than competing alternatives, including other renewable energy sources such as wind or tidal power.
Key players in the ocean renewable energy sector have met at the Austalian Maritime College (AMC) to observe a world-first trial testing of the performance and impact of wave energy farms at model scale.
This project is being developed in collaboration with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and New Delhi-based wave energy developer, Seafaradays Energy.
Australian wave energy developer, Bombora Wave Power, has been granted $127,000 by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to complete a detailed ‘Levelised Cost of Energy’ (LCOE) study for its innovative wave energy converter.
France based Naval defence infrastructure and energy development company, DCNS, has deployed a tidal turbine developed by OpenHydro in the North Atlantic ocean off the coast of Brittany in France.
New Jersey based wave energy developer, Ocean Power Technologies has announced that its APB350 (A1) PowerBuoy has achieved several significant milestones.
French tidal energy developer EEL Energy has developed an ultra-efficient tidal energy converter with an undulating membrane that imitates aquatic animals.
Moving a step closer to producing commercial scale energy, UK based tidal energy developer, Atlantis Resources, is set to test its revolutionary AR1500 tidal turbine in real-life conditions.