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Wave Energy – Marine Energy Generation Systems Using the Motion of the Waves

Wave Energy – Marine Energy Generation Systems Using the Motion of the Waves

Three main technologies covering three different physical principles: converting wave energy into electricity is a challenge to be solved with ingenuity and innovation

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Wave Activated Body

The motion that waves exert on a body is taken and transmitted to a system that turns this mechanical energy into electrical energy (turbines or electrical converters).

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Overtopping

Involves the use of energy related to breakwater barriers, where the water that touches the barrier is accumulated in a tank and then passed through a hydraulic turbine.

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Oscillating Water Column

The intermittent variation of the level of a water column is used, created inside a special chamber connected to the sea, which then compresses an air mass, in turn activating a turbogenerator.