Infographic on reducing carbon emissions with wave energy

As a stable and a predictable source of energy, incorporating wave energy as a part of the energy mix with a significant portion of renewables will reduce the grid balancing requirements and effects of intermittency with other renewable production. Around the world satisfying local electricity consumption and increasing the share of renewables in electricity production could be met with developing just a fraction of the coastline.

In California, the impact of wave energy would be particularly beneficial, as wave energy provides a stable source of renewable energy especially during winter months when the production of solar and wind energy is at its lowest. On a daily basis production with WaveRoller remains relative stable and smoothens the otherwise peaking nature of renewables in the production mix.

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AW-Energy is a pioneer in the green economy and is the global leader in wave energy technology. Its flagship product, WaveRoller®, is a submerged wave energy converter based on a hinged panel that is attached to the sea bed in the near shore area. It generates electricity from the movement of the waves (surge phenomenon) and is connected to the electric grid onshore. The company is based in Finland, and operates in multiple continents cooperating with strong industrial partners including e.g. Lloyd's Register, Wärtsilä, Naval Group and DNV-GL. The company employs a highly professional and efficient team that manages a network of over 100 engineers and technical staff.