Wave power creates air pressure to turn turbine, making power offshore


Unusually, for wave power concepts, this converts the energy of ocean swells under the platform into air pressure which turns a wind turbine. The company’s previous demo in 2007 proved it works.

It works by trapping a hollow airspace above the ocean; pushing up into a 100 square metre tunnel in the 500 tonne unit.

There are no submerged moving parts, no hydraulic fluids, and nothing to deteriorate in the harsh environment of salt water.