Conventional wave energy converters have focused on extracting power from the oceans surface. These converters must be engineered to survive the harshest ocean storms, increasing design complexity and capital costs.
More than 80% of wave energy is accessible 10 meters below the surface. This has created an opportunity for a low cost, high power wave energy converter to operate on the sea floor.
Bombora’s mWave harnesses the vast potential of wave energy in the form of pressure on the sea floor. This greatly reduces the risks associated with surviving extreme storms and enables a simpler and more cost effective design.