WaveRoller technology provides three unique empirically validated benefits:
It is installed and operating in the nearshore area: provides easy site access, protected from extreme conditions and minimal expenditure on plant infrastructure costs.
It captures power with a bottom fixed panel (oscillating wave surge converter): captures highly efficient power, operating in low-, mid- and high-sea states, and with no cut-off and with only one moving part, reduces unexpected downtime and maintenance costs.
It converts movement to electricity using an onboard power storage and hydraulic system: WaveRoller smooths grid-compatible power output, and supports grid and low maintenance design with inverters on shore.
WaveRoller uses waves that carry more energy than wind in a site of a comparable size, providing about seven times more nominal power generating capacity than a wind turbine in a similar sized area.
Apart from its low space requirement, a WaveRoller device operates underwater and has an exceptionally low visual impact. The panel height is designed to minimize or completely eliminate its protrusion above the water surface, ensuring the preservation of the natural beauty of the sea and coastline.
WaveRoller follows the movement of the water, which makes it very friendly to the surrounding marine life. The hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems are fully sealed inside the WaveRoller hull, which protects the marine life from noise and other possible pollutants.