ECOWEC is a project funded by European Commission in the frame of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument phase 1.
ECOWEC is a Wave Energy Converter designed to overcome all financial and technical barriers that currently hinder the commercial uptake of wave energy: high cost of energy and inability to withstand extreme environmental conditions. This is possible thanks to its unique design and to the multiple functions performed by our device: electric and thermal energy production and coastal erosion control.
ECOWEC. Image of the end-product. A. Salter’s Duck Buoy. B. Compression Group. C. Thermal storage tank. D. High-pressure compressed air storage tank. E. Pneumatic motor and electric generator.
Thanks to its onshore, simple and reliable mechanical structure, an efficient and well-proven conversion system and the use of commercial components, a strong reduction of installation, maintenance and operative costs is possible, finally achieving a sustainable cost of energy.
ECOWEC technology is currently patent pending.
The simple, scalable and modular device was specially designed to reach a large market diffusion: each client will be able to customize its wave farm according to its specific financial, spatial, energetic and personal need.
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Project code: H2020-SMEINST-888528_ECOWEC