Mocean Wave Machine Generates Impressive Power from Wave Energy

A clean energy company from Scotland has generated power for the first time whilst testing its new prototype wave machine.

Wave Energy

Mocean Energy - Company Overview

Mocean Energy is an innovative energy company based in Scotland that is revolutionising the way we produce, convert and store power. Since its inception in 2017, the company has worked towards creating sustainable, smarter, and more cost-effective energy solutions for commercial and industrial use.

The business combines cutting-edge technology with a thoughtful design to develop products that are truly effective and efficient. Their range of solar panels, wind turbines, and battery storage units are designed with intelligent algorithms and advanced engineering to provide long-term, clean energy solutions with high returns on investment, for creating green energy including wind energy too.

As climate change mitigation becomes increasingly essential, Mocean Energy continues to be at the forefront of developing reliable, cost-effective renewable energy sources without adversely affecting the global environment.

The Mocean Wave Machine

The Mocean Wave Machine is an innovative piece of technology, designed to harness and transform the power of the ocean into a clean and renewable source of energy. It consists of a submerged, floating surface that moves with the waves and generates electricity as a result.

This electricity can then be used in multiple ways - powering nearby homes, providing fuel for vehicles, or any other energy needs you may have. The device has quickly become popular among environmentalists and scientists alike, who are excited to explore this new way of harvesting sustainable energy from the seas. By tapping into this clean energy alternative, we can help reduce our dependence on other sources that aren't so eco-friendly and move towards a greener future.

With its simple yet effective design, it can deliver high-efficiency performance while boasting minimal visual impact on local marine life and natural ecosystems. By taking advantage of these extraordinary natural resources, the Mocean Wave Machine is paving the way toward viable alternatives in energy production.

A Mocean Energy spokesperson commented that the wider prospect of generating clean power from sea waves moved a step closer as their aptly named Blue X prototype was trialled for wave energy production by the EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) in Orkney. The machine had to be towed from Kirkwall to EMEC's Scapa Flow testing grounds where it was moored and commissioned for preliminary sea trials successfully.

The Blue X machine weighs in at over 38 tonnes and is 20 meters long and uses a 4G connection that allows it to operate wirelessly as a standalone operation. The 4G connection also enables commands and programmable data to be sent from the shore.

What are the Plans for Further Testing of Blue X?

During this Summer the Blue X platform will be relocated to EMEC's sophisticated grid-connected test site, which is located at Billia Croo, west of Orkney. Blue X will be exposed to more harsh sea conditions than ever before and will undergo more rigorous testing on how it converts tidal power into energy.

The Blue X rig was able to generate its first readable amount of power and went on through the weekend to fully charge its battery cells. Moving on to the second phase in Scape will mean comprehensive testing of the unit's power production capabilities whilst comparing these results to the company's numerical forecasts. Processes like towing, installation, and removal will also be tested during this ‘at sea' phase.

The technology used in the development of Blue X is ideally suited to offshore operations, directly impacting, and contributing to companies' net zero goals. In the longer term, it is thought that ‘grid type' setups of these machines will be able to tap oceans more effectively to generate clean energy.

Looking forward to 2022 the wave pioneers at Mocean Energy plan to hook Blue X up to a subsea battery to power a remotely operated underwater vehicle. This has potentially big implications for the technology used to power sea-faring devices used offshore and the process used to generate electricity.

Wave Energy Scotland is supporting the deployment and demonstration as well as the wider testing program with a £3.3 million investment through their novel wave energy converter program.

Blue X was fabricated by Fife-based co. A production and painted with VCI corrosion coating to combat the effects of sea-spray and external factors and ensure that the unit remains rust-free.

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