Ocean waves are a surface phenomenon. If the depth is more than half the wavelength of the waves, the body of water is virtually at rest, no matter what the conditions are on the surface
The Subwave turbines hang freely from buoys at the surface, way below the zone affected by waves. In the stagnant body of water at the depth wave energy will be converted into electrical energy from the buoy motions at the surface.
A large number of interconnected Subwave units can harvest wave energy from wide ocean areas simultaneously. In this way it is possible to produce electrical energy in a magnitude that really matter.
The Subwave units will be deployed and linked together by common offshore service vessels, without any subsea operations.
Global distribution of average annual wave energy (kW per meter wavefront).
Source: Cornett, A.M. (2008). A global wave energy resource assessment.
Floating factories in the northern and southern westerlies (green, yellow and red areas), powered by large Subwave installations, can produce hydrogen from electrolysis of water. This will be a business that technologically will have much in common with the offshore oil and gas industry.
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