The wind doesn’t always blow and the sun doesn’t always shine, but in many parts of the world there are always waves.
Havkraft AS will be installing a wave power raft here in Ålesund later this month.
It will serve to demonstration their technology to potential customers from around the world. The technology has been proven in tests, both in open waters and in test basins.
From their web page:
One potential large market is in Indonesia, with abt. 3000 inhabited islands and huge areas of open waters between them.
Introduction through the Indonesian Embassy in Norway has already been made:
From smp.no today:
Powerpier:Innovation Norway in Møre og Romsdal supports the project in Ålesund with four million kroner. The facility, which will be called Powerpier, will be launched in mid-March. Such facilities must be able to supply electricity to various types of quays and other installations at sea. PHOTO: OCEAN POWER
Havkraft has previously tested plants both in the open sea and in the test tank of the Stadt Towing Tank in Deknepollen. Tests have shown that the power plant can produce electricity on only ten centimeters high waves. And one can produce current with waves over six meters high.