Ocean Electric, Inc. a developer of marine-based alternative energy solutions, received notification on March 24, 2014, that its application for international patent PCT/ES2013/070911 will be processed. The patent, titled “Power Plant for the Generation of Electrical Energy from Waves,” protects the company’s core innovation: a low-cost, floating platform that converts wave action directly into electricity. This patented technology represents a major clean energy opportunity, decreasing the cost of owning and deploying wave-generated electricity plants and making the ocean a more practical source of renewable electricity.
The Ocean Electric wave plant is composed of floaters that move up and down with passing waves. Once attached to a framework, the floaters are ganged together to drive generators. Ocean Electric uses a platform cage configured for 16 floaters, but frameworks can be customized. Installations are easily scalable from a single wave platform to 50 MW wave farms. Plants can be deployed both near the shore and in seas with a depth greater than 40 meters, putting them well out of visual range.
The patent is a key step in Ocean Electric’s becoming a major force in the clean energy marketplace.
About Ocean Electric
Ocean Electric, Inc. designs, manufactures, licenses and supports clean, renewable marine-based energy solutions. Ocean Electric’s low-cost floating power plants convert energy from near-shore and deep-water waves directly into electricity. The company’s innovations also reduce cost, complexity and technical obstacles in water-deployed wind energy stations, making off-shore wind farms possible. From consultancy services and device sales and installation, to maintenance team training, and remote monitoring, Ocean Electric offers a complete value chain. For more information, visit us at http://www.ocel.com.