The EWP convertors draw energy from wave power throughout uniquely shaped buoys, “The Wave Clapper” and the “Power Wing” that rise and fall with the up and down motion, lifting force, change of water level, hydraulic air lock, and incident flux of waves.
The “Wave Clapper” and the “Power Wing” are fully equipped with sensors which continuously monitor the performance of the various subsystems and surrounding ocean environment. As a result, Data is transmitted to shore in real time.
In the event of upcoming storms, the system automatically “recognizes” the type of waves, and independently “decides” whether to raise the buoys over the water level, or to create a process of buoy submersion into the ocean, in order to protect the system from mechanical injuries.
When the wave heights return to normal, the system unlocks and recommences energy conversion and transmission of the electrical power ashore.
The motion of the floats is then delivered to shore by a subsea cable. The Shore- located, machinery room”/hydro pneumatic system (located on land, just like a regular power station), converts the energy from this motion into fluid pressure, which is used to spin a generator, producing electricity. One of our clear advantages is that only the buoys and pistons are located in the water, whereas all the technical equipment operates on land, thereby improving reliability and providing easy access for maintenance and repair.
The floats are attached by robust arms to any type of structure, such as (but not limited to) breakwaters, peers, poles, and floating and fixed platforms.
At large scale commercial size sea wave power plants, the waves will enable the lifting of up to 100 floats in turn. This will enable a continuous energy production and a smooth output.