Wave energy has a strong potential to become an important source of energy in the next decades. The energy available in waves is high and technical challenges lie ahead to convert this enery to electricity at high effiency rates. The available wave energy resources vary around the globe and some locations are not suitable for efficient generation of wave energy.
In recent years Delta Marine Consultants has been involved in several wave energy projects (Oscillating Water Column and Overtopping). Delta Marine Consultants has developed extensive experiene which led to the development of a new type of wave energy convertor, referred to as 'Ocean Falls'.
Unlike many wave energy converters, which do not generate energy at low sea states, the 'Ocean Falls' concept retains its effiency throughout a wide spectrum of sea-states. The structure is robust and can be integrated in breakwaters, but also at exposed locations.