Wavestar is the strongest wave power concept. It leads the race to turn ocean power into unlimited clean energy. Test and research machines have been operating in the North Sea and the Danish fjords since 2006 and they are among the first wave energy machines to be connected to the grid.
The commercial 500 kW machine will soon go into production. Wavestar will work in harmony with other clean energy methods to support the movement towards alternative and sustainable energy.Waves run the length of the machine, lifting 20 floats in turn.
Powering the motor and generator in this way enables continuous energy production and a smooth output. The motion of the floats is transferred via hydraulics into the rotation of a generator, producing electricity.
Wave energy is more predictable compared to wind power, the waves come and go slowly and can be forecasted 24 hours ahead. Also the production continues 6-8 hours after the wind settles. This makes wave energy an ideal complement for wind turbines and could satisfy the continuously increasing demand for renewable energy in the grid.