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WaveSub is the future of energy
The WaveSub is a next generation wave energy device from Marine Power Systems. Powerful, reliable and affordable, the device addresses all of the challenges of energy generation at sea. A quarter scale prototype was successfully installed at the marine test centre FaBTest in 2018.
We’ve already gained a lot of support, with Marine Power Systems securing over £3m investment from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government for the manufacturing and testing of the WaveSub prototype.
The WaveSub: addressing the challenges of energy generation at sea
The marine environment is extremely harsh, forces on any device must be limited
WaveSub alters its depth to optimise power and ducks under powerful storms
Subsurface orbital energy flow is powerful but often very difficult to harness
WaveSub operates under the surface of the sea, moving in orbital motion with the wave
Devices need to be cheap to build in relation to the power they produce
WaveSub doesn’t rely on complicated bespoke components and is optimised for commercially available manufacturing
Devices need to be quick and simple to deploy, recover and service
WaveSub floats to its install site and is designed to be easily moved and maintained
Why Wave Power?
The global wave energy resource can only be described as ‘vast’, with the potential, even if only partially exploited, to significantly reduce dependency on fossil fuels and carbon emissions.
Water is 800x denser than air meaning that the energy in waves is highly concentrated compared to wind energy.
Waves can be forecasted 1-3 days in advance, easing integration with local power grids.
Waves, unlike wind, do not disappear when the wind stops blowing. Instead, waves travel outwards from their source until they reach shore where they become breaking waves.
The passage of swells through the open ocean is an incredibly efficient process – waves can travel hundreds, even thousands of miles with little loss of energy.
Award Winning Technology
Throughout our journey from a simple idea to a world-changing energy harnessing product, we have picked up a lot of positive attention along the way.