EWP to build its first commercial-scale wave energy harvesting system in China


November 23, 2012

The Wind Clapper and Power Wing, converting rising and falling waves into energy

The Wind Clapper and Power Wing, converting rising and falling waves into energy

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Israel's Eco Wave Power (EWP) has just signed a memorandum of understanding agreement with the Ocean University of China to fund and test its first commercial scale Wind Clapper and Power Wing wave energy generation system.

EWP has certainly had a busy year. It began with the construction of a small scale proof-of-concept prototype at the Hydro Mechanic Institute in Kiev, and was followed by a medium scale system installed in the Black Sea during the summer. The company has also recently received the Frost & Sullivan Product Award for the development and implementation of the Wave Clapper and Power Wing wave energy harvesting system.

Unlike offshore wave harvesting systems such as the Pelamis system off the coast of Portugal or AWS Ocean Energy's harvesting device floating on Scotland's Loch Ness, energy from rising and falling waves can be captured close to the shore with EWP's system. Additionally, it can be installed on existing structures like breakwaters, piers, and floating and fixed platforms.

Now EWP has partnered with the government-owned Ocean University of China to realize the next phase of the project. According to the terms of the agreement, the university will secure funding for the construction of a commercial-scale development, and then conduct the subsequent research and development work using its state-of-the-art facilities.

"The cooperation between EWP and the Ocean University of China was made possible thanks to the Road Show to China that was organized by MATIMOP – the Israeli Industry Center for R&D; – and the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Trade and Labor," said David Leb, founder of Eco Wave Power.

The Road Show took seven Israeli companies to Beijing, Tianjin, Changzhou and Jinan during September to demonstrate clean energy initiatives.

Source: Eco Wave Power

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If you lined a busy shipping channel with these you would have a very predictable energy supply.


Good idea Slowburn - and couldn't the idea be modified for the ship's themselves? Between the new sail technology and this, maybe even large vessels could cut down on the use and pollution of oil ...

Jansen Estrup

Living on a busy channel directly connected to an inlet, I have thought of this concept for many years, glad to see it coming closer to fruition.

Richard Dicky Riddlebarger

Great seeing more renewable resources....

This type of device was one of the first wave energy devices to be used.... It is the most obvious application for gathering energy from the sea....

Google Stephen Salter and "Duck" sure there were differences in the actual apparatus, but it used similar action to gather energy from the waves... The more things change the more they stay the same...

Also, note that all forms of alternative energy have in recent decades been monetized by the Same people making conventional generators... They are only interested in the bottom line, after all the only reason to be in business is to make money.... Shareholders won't continue investing in a loss making organisation....

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