AW-Energy stated concerning the assembly that
It’s a major step forward for wave energy and the beginning of a new energy cluster to support wind and solar power generation.
The new unit which since deployment is submerged to the seabed, is linked to the National Electricity Grid for production of electricity from the ocean waves. In fact, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) authorized the patent application concerning the new WaveRoller automation last month.
The device converting ocean wave energy to electricity, functions in near-shore locales at depths of 8 to 20 meters and the mechanism can be partially or entirely submerged depending on tidal conditions.
Each WaveRoller unit has a capacity factor of 25-50% which is subject to wave conditions at each project site, is rated between 350kW and 1000kW. The machine can be installed as one or more units.
DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register have certified the device which commercially establishes the technology to a wider audience across the US, Europe and Asia, minimizing risks concerned.