Wave Energy & Tidal Lagoon Energy

Wave Energy

The Hydrobox can also be used for Wave Energy Applications.  Waves are basically a low head, high volume resource.

The Hydrobox can be mounted on an “Overtopping” structure to convert the seawater head into electricity.

The structure is designed to weathervane about a single point mooring and will therefore always be heading into the prevailing waves.  As the waves impact the sloping sides of the structure they will be forced upwards into a collection reservoir.  This converts the potential and kinetic energy in the wave in to potential energy in the elevated reservoir.

The seawater is then use by the Hydrobox to generate electricity.  This is then exported through the dynamic umbilical in the single point mooring assembly.

The main feature of this design is its survivability. Its configuration is specifically designed to enable it to operate in highly dynamic open ocean conditions without damage.

More information on this Technology will be available in early 2017.

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Tidal Lagoon Energy

The Hydrobox can be used for Tidal Lagoon applications.  This is basically another low head, high volume resource.

When the tide is high, it can be supplied through the Hydrobox into the low level lagoon.

When the tide is low, the high level water in the lagoon can be supplied through the Hydrobox and expelled to sea.

A pipework system will control the flow of water through the Hydrobox to manage the energy conversion process through the tidal cycle.

More information on this Technology will be available in early 2017.

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