Wave Energy Technologies
Wave energy is one of the recent means of energy generation in the world. Apart from being a renewable energy, its importance and advantages cannot be over emphasised. Wave energy has only one primary source which is the ocean wave. Wave energy can only be converted from the ocean when certain technologies are combined to work either in the ocean or outside the ocean. Tapping wave energy from the ocean is a herculean task but some ocean wave energy companies have come to water down this hardship by certain wave power technologies they introduced.
One of the wave power technologies devised by Eco Wave Power Company to tap energy from the ocean is the use of buoy system. Buoy is a uniquely shaped floating object which can either be placed at the surface of the ocean or at the floor of the ocean. It is positioned to face the direction of the wave. The waves from the ocean push this buoy up and down. With this movement and through the help of other connecting devices mounted ashore, energy is being generated and distributed.
Wave clapper and power wing
These devices were exclusively invented by Eco Wave Power Company. Wave clapper and power wing are automatic system devices which detects any problem encountered by the devices mounted in the ocean. It also monitors the flow of the wave and the storm. Heavy storm is one of the natural ocean phenomena which can destroy the buoy. In the event of heavy storm, the wave clapper and power wing recognize the type of wave that is coming and decides whether to raise the buoy over the water level or to submerge the buoy into the ocean. When the wave returns to normal, it recommences power conversion and transmission.
There are several other technologies from other wave energy companies but one of the advantages which Eco Wave Power Company enjoys (with respect to their technology) is the user friendliness which their wave energy technology offers them. Eco Wave Power has only their buoy and piston mounted in the ocean, while every other device is mounted off shore. This reduces the amount of risk and hazards involved and provide easy access to maintenance and repair.