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WaveRoller

WaveRoller is an oscillating wave surge converter that produces consistent renewable energy from ocean waves

April 2019
April 2022
Gallery WaveRoller 1
Gallery WaveRoller 1
01.

Identification

The technology is a submerged oscillating wave surge converter that produces consistent renewable energy from ocean waves. The unit consists of three main subsystems; Panel, Power Take-Off and Foundation. As Panel moves in sea, it absorbs energy from waves. Panel is connected to mechanical drivetrain which results in hydraulic fluids being pumped inside a closed hydraulic circuit. All the elements of the hydraulic circuit are enclosed inside a hermetic structure inside the device and are not exposed to the marine environment. The high-pressure fluids are fed into a power storage and smoothing system, which connects to a hydraulic motor that drives an electricity generator. The electrical output from this renewable wave energy power plant is then connected to the electric grid via a subsea cable and landside substation. The devices’ foundation is floating concrete barge which will be towed with a tug boat from harbour to installation site

Sector

Label Date April 2022
From Finland
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

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Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
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The environmental benefits

  • A single WaveRoller unit (one panel and PTO combination) is rated at between 350kW and 1000kW
  • WaveRoller can support grid stability through fast frequency response (2s-10s)
  • Life-cycle carbon intensity of the WaveRoller is 33 gCO2/kWh (around 30% lower than solar PV)
  • Carbon intensity of power generation can be up to 85% lower than existing levels
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Current LCOE in the range of 100-150 EUR/MWh, with further reductions possible as deployments increase
  • Wave energy allows production of renewable electricity using a stable resource freely available to many countries
  • Offsets reliance on carbon-based generation, so no ongoing costs for fuel (e.g. coal, oil, gas) purchases to generate electricity
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Company Profile

AW-Energy Ltd

AW-Energy's product the WaveRoller®, is a submerged wave energy converter.

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Headquarters 01380 Vantaa, Finlande
06.

Networking Partner

EuroQuity

EuroQuity is the web service created by Bpifrance in partnership with KfW to put growth companies in contact with development partners and with investors in particular.

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