Come and meet us at CoTech 2023 in Stavanger!
From 30.11.23 to 01.12.23, the Conference of Computational Methods & Ocean Technology will be held at the University of Stavanger. We will present the functionality of our SWEC there in front of participants from academia and industry from all over the world.
Who we are?
"For decades, I spent my energy on finding ways to operate gas turbines with as few emissions as possible. At some point, I realized that the most environmentally friendly way to operate fossil fuel machinery is to run it without combustion - and that's how my heart project SWEC was born."
Lyder Moen – CEO & Founder of Ocean Energies
Ocean Energies has one goal: We want to bring blue energy back into focus.
We believe there is great ocean potential to cover part of our future energy consumption. In the near future, several countries would like to use renewable energy as a significant energy source.
To make this work, we need more renewable energy sources than, for example, solar and wind power. We need more active sources when the sun and wind are absent.
Here is where swell wave generated power is to some extent filling in between the mentioned sources. However, this system will also generate power during wind and sunny conditions, meaning the swell wave-generated power generation will typically have a higher utilization factor than the other mentioned sources.
Our mission and vision
Swell waves in the open ocean are always present and can therefore provide a vast source of energy even if there is no local wind or wind waves. This is not properly exploited as per today. Energy production by swell waves is highest in the autumn and winter time and will contribute while the energy is most needed. To become successful in the long term, blue energy must be affordable and competitive with existing green renewable energy sources. To achieve this, our SWEC must have a high energy output per unit, high energy density for a small grid demand, and generate energy as constantly as possible, regardless of wave direction or storms.
We aim to be below the price per kWh compared to offshore wind within shorter maturing time compared to wind turbines timeline development.
We want to become a strong technology provider for blue energy and, in the long term, halve the price of energy production compared to offshore wind - for future generations and for us
How it works?
The energy conversion is exploited by so-called swell waves, which are waves generated out on the open sea by low pressure weather systems. Swell waves have a time period of typically about 10 second between crests, and such a wave travel in a speed of about 30km/h. If they were produced by a storm center 720km away, they would arrive 24 hours later with little damping still carrying vast energy.
There may be no wind in the area of the power plant as the swell waves are rolling by. The swells are independent of local wind systems and rich in energy, making them the perfect wave base for a wave energy converter. In order to convert the wave energy into usable energy, we use a patented mechanism in our SWEC-PTO to transform linear motion from ocean waves into one way rotation of turning electric generators or other types of machinery.
Due to the large size of our installations and buoyant elements, the major benefit of the SWEC PTO system is that it is double-acting, meaning it harvests energy in both rising and falling motion. Moreover, it is not limited to vertical travel and is designed to harvest energy from low to the highest waves. Common systems typically have a saturation point where those cannot exploit waves above a certain height, but go to safe mode. This system will continue to operate!
Our SWEC-PTO is based on interaction with bottom-anchored, or submerged tank anchored interaction rods. As the rods protrude through the power take-off system PTO, our system is not theoretically limited on the wave height and can generate power in any sea condition. To secure the highest possible robustness, our system is based upon common offshore installation and anchoring technology.
To keep the Norse goddess of the sea, Rán at our side, the first prototype tested in the sea will be named after her youngest daughter; Unnr - so that wind and weather should not harm it too much by offering some mercy.
We do not currently have any specific positions advertised. Nevertheless, we are always looking for people to join us in driving blue energy forward. Do you think you would be an excellent fit for our team? Then send us your CV to email@example.com.
Together we create greater things - according to this motto, we are constantly looking for strategic partnerships to take our product to the next level. We are open to all types of partnerships, from product development and product manufacturing to distribution. We are committed to trusting and long-term partnerships. If you would like to collaborate with us in bringing blue energy back into focus, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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