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Eco Wave Power announces second grid-connected project

• by Paul Ridden

The company switched on its first grid-connected project four years later, and has now announced the second – which will convert the rise and fall of waves at Jaffa Port in Israel into electricity.

The Eco Wave Power system features a series of floats that rest on the surface of the water. These floats rise and fall with the waves, and are connected to the support structure by hydraulic arms. Only the floats and pistons are set in the water, the power station that converts the wave energy into fluid pressure that drives a generator to create electricity is land-based.

The Jaffa Port project has been co-funded by the Israeli Energy Ministry and will involve the construction and installation of floats along a 30 meter (100 ft) stretch of a pre-existing breakwater within the port. Each float has a surface area of 8.54 square meters (92 sq ft), and the expected capacity of the station will be 100 kW.

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