How it works

The Exowave wave energy converter (WEC), also known as oscillating wave surge converter, extracts the kinetic energy from the ocean waves through bottom-hinged flaps.

These flaps are activated by the wave-induced orbital motion of the water and pivot about the horizontal shaft.

The shaft is connected to a swivel that automatically orientates the flap in the direction of the waves. The flap then drives a crank which actuates the cylinder pump.

For transportation purposes, the flaps can be folded to minimize the WEC volume.

The Exowave WEC technology is scalable and therefore suitable for small and large applications, for shallow and deeper waters. The design is simple, made of just a few parts, and can be easily maintained.

The technology is coupled with complementary market solutions to produce fresh water, green electricity and heat or cold. Read more in the Applications Section.