HUG Wave Energy

Wave Energy Inventions in the Box

Wave Energy is one of the most elusive forms of energy:  Only 10 patents or so have progressed to long-term ( >1 year) large scale prototypes for a total of  22 MW.

 

HUG Technology
HUG Technology
Worldwide wave energy Consumption
Worldwide wave energy Consumption

The competitors choose to stay in the box, but the best  ideas always comes out of the Box.

 

Consumption of Worldwide Wave Energy Developers
Consumption of Worldwide Wave Energy Developers

#1 Wave Paddle

Wave Paddle
Wave Paddle
Wave Energy Korea
Wave Energy Korea
  • A float or a series of floats are attached to an arm of a main structure.
  • A gear box is attached to a turbine at the end of  the long arm not unlike a wind turbine: more moving parts in sea water!

#2 Wave Water Pump

Wave Energy Wave Water Pump

       #3 Israel WERPO

Wave Energy Israel: SDEWave Energy Israel: SDE (WERPO)

  1. Oyster and Carnegie “HiWave” use a wave-powered pump which pushes high pressure water to drive an onshore hydro-electric turbine.
  2. The wave-energy farm has three 100 kW WaveRoller units, and each of these has a 8 x 12 meter panel: more moving parts under seawater.
  3. WERPO operate at the shore, where the waves are not as powerful but the cost of operation is not expensive. 
    They are planning to  build  a system for the West African government of Guinea-Bissau.

#3  Oscillating Air Column

Oscillating Air Column Wave Energy
Oscillating Air Column Wave Energy
  • Wave action drives a pair of counter-rotating turbines, each of which drives a 250kW generator
  • Specific to only certain areas – some located away from populated areas or transmission lines, but at $0.04/kWh
  • The first OWEL 500 kW prototype will be 42 meters long.
Oscillating Air Column
Oscillating Air Column

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Waves cause the sea water with kinetic energy to rise and the resulting force air engages a turbine in both directions.

#4 Pelamis Wave Power

Pelamis Wave Power
Pelamis Wave Power
  • The mechanical pressure applied at the joints is created by swells for the hydraulic pumps.
  • Pelamis Wave Power Ltd. delivered .75 MW/ systems.
  • The power/ton was not very high or the power density was low.
  • They couldn’t raise the money to continue development.

#5 Point Absorber Buoys

Point Absorber Buoys
Point Absorber Buoys

The flotation portion undulates with the   waves, while a shaft fixed to the sea  floor provides the counter-active force. 

#6 Rotating Device

A.

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B.

Sea Ray

  C.

wave energy floating spine
Floating Spine Wave Energy Diagram
Floating Spine Wave Energy
Floating Spine Wave Energy Diagram
  1. Inside, a rotating device (red) connected to a   current generator (yellow) converts the   waves’ kinetic energy into electricity. Named: “The Penguin“  by Wello
  2. In the second example,  waves pass under the SeaRay, they cause magnets to move up and down (ratchet) around the coil. The motion causes a changing magnetic field, generating voltage: an underwater turbine spells eventual frequent compete replacement. Imagine if you had to replace a 100 of these at the same time: the Power Company would not be amused. 
  3. The Floating Spine Device uses the same ratchet principle.

#7 Lop-sided Rotating Device

 Wave Energy Rotating Device
Wave Energy Rotating Device

WET-NZ wave energy converter, now known as   Azura, was tested off Oregon in 2012: the   float can rotate continuously through 360° or   oscillate back and forth for only 20 kW.

#8 Hann-Ocean Technology: Drakoo

Hann-Ocean Technology: Drakoo Wave Energ
Hann-Ocean Technology: Drakoo Wave Energy
  • Drakoo works well on small waves, yet the low power/ton       (pilot: 4 kW) makes this system too expensive.
  • If place in a location of large waves (2.5m – 5.5m high), the cost of transmission is prohibitive.

#9 Floats

A.

Wave Energy Floats
Wave Energy Floats

B.

Wave Energy Floats
Wave Energy Floats

C.

Wave energy Spinthrift

  1. Resen Waves has two parallel floats and a cylindrical   pivoting arm, between the two floats: 25 kW
  2. The 40South Energy technology works like a jellyfish that moves with the sea: 13 watts to 60 kW
  3. A Spindrift Energy device consists of a buoy rigidly connected to a deeply submerged tube. The buoy’s movement in response to passing waves, drives the attached tube up and down. A turbine extracts its power, which is then transferred by shaft to a generator or alternator inside the buoy.

#10 

     A.   Overtopping Device

Overtopping Device Wave Energy
Overtopping Device Wave Energy
  • To reduce the wobbling, the Wave Dragon above  needs to be large and heavy: 237 tons.
  • This is the closest innovation to the HUG with the addition of an Artificial Reef in order to create   a very high slab wave in front of a reservoir.

                   B.  The OVER TOPPING HUG                                                     (Out of the Box): 

HUG
HUG
  • The first step is to build a HUG Artificial Reef with large dimension pipes on the ground; it can be sealed so that it can float on the water and be towed.
  •  An alternative is a man-made reef created by dump trucks from shore on a road worthy seawall.

Types of Power Take-off

  • Hydraulic Ram
  • Elastomeric Hose Pump
  • Pump-to-shore
  • Air Turbine
  • Linear Electrical Generator
  • Hydroelectric Turbine
  • HUG Helical Turbine 

HUG Wave Energy Reservoir

#1

Slab Wave feeding HUG Reservoir
Slab Wave feeding HUG Reservoir
  • Wave Power has been estimated at 17 to 39 kW/meter.
  • The HUG Artificial Reef can capture 100 m  – 200 m of Slab  Wave Energy or 11 MW to 28 MW
  •  The HUG is capable of capturing 80% of wave energy.
  • The HUG Float captures 2 MW of wave energy for $1.3 million.

Overtopping Comparison

hug wave energy

The HUG sends high pressure water to shoreusing submersible pumps for THREE USES:

  1. Creating 10.8 MW of electricity 
  2. Powering an Electrolysis System to create Hydrogen.
  3. Creating a Reverse Osmosis Plant for desalinated water.
  • Drinking Water
  • Water for Irrigation to 30 km from shore

#1 Low Maintenance HUG

Low Maintenance HUG

Flexible HUG

Small HUGs in array: mass produced: low cost

Light HUG
Light HUG

Light HUGs: energized by small waves

 

The HUG Wave Energy System can be located in   populated places that only have moderate wave   action by creating a high slab wave.

The HUG can be built at minimum sizes according to   the needs and the budget availability.

Imagine: an Island Electricity Revolution!

#3 Extremely Profitable HUG

Profitable HUG
Profitable HUG

High Capacity; High Energy Density

The HUG Wave Power System produces high power density of 11 MW earning $26 million/year  @ $.34/kWh (Hawaii).

The operating cost is negligible during its entire  lifetime of 30 years: $0.02/kWh.  A green energy   grant of $0.01/kWh can reduce this cost.

Return on an initial $10.75 million Investment is 240%/yr.

Wave Power beats Solar & Wind Energy

Look at the advantage of the HUG Wave Power over both Solar and Wind Power: less cost, higher revenue and  higher ROI.

Experts have calculated that wave power from the oceans could     provide 70 per cent of the world’s energy requirements.

Using the power of the Slab Wave, the kW/meter increases   dramatically.

 

Profitable HUG
Profitable HUG

Cost Comparison HUG Wind Solar

Wind and Solar Renewable Energy only works some of the time.

HUG Technology is “Base load” Renewable Energy technology that works 24/7.

According to the federal Energy Information Administration, the “levelized cost” of new wind power (including capital and operating costs) is 8.2 cents per kWh. Solar energy is more expensive:                10.5cents per kWh. Compare this to the HUG: $0.01 – .02/kWh

 

Wave Energy Innovation uses Vortex Velocity
Wave Energy Innovation uses Vortex Velocity

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Wave Energy Innovation:10.8 MW
Wave Energy Innovation:10.8 MW

Cost /kW = $995  or $0.14/kWh:  1.8 MW x 6 HUGs  = 10.8 MW

10,800 kW  x 7884 hours/year = 76,630,000 kWh/year

INCOME: 76,630,000 kWh/year x $0.34/kWh = $26,055,000

Return on Investment (ROI) = 240% in the first year and                         Year 2 to Year 30: 230% /year.

Year 2- Year 30: O&M annual cost is ($1,390,000) $0.018/kWh          less $0.01/kWh (Carbon Tax Grant)        

The Pay-back period for the HUG (with a wave height of  13 m and average period of 7.3 sec)  is estimated to be less than one year in Hawaii.

A Budget of $1,300,000 supports 1 HUG  = 2 MW

A Budget of $35,000,000 supports 18 HUGs x 1.565 MW = 28.2 MW

#4 A Surfing Tourist Attraction The Pay-back Period for a HUG Wave Energy System with significant wave height and average period of 7.3 sec, the pay-back period is estimated to be one year in Hawaii.

 

HUG Artificial Reef introduces Perfect Surfing
HUG Artificial Reef introduces Perfect Surfing
  • We are at the cusp of a new commercial Tourist Attraction.
  • There are only a limited number of perfect surfing waves.
  • The surfing site : NO sharp jagged bottoms.

Add a Fish Farm to the 20,000 square meter Reservoir.

 For People who have no Electricity

Wave Energy electricity demand
Wave Energy electricity demand
Wave Energy Potential World
World Wave Energy Potential
Imagine if some of  1.5 billion people  living near the ocean shore, who have no electricity, would now have access to electricity: would they not become part of the First World?

HUG Artificial Reef Electricity

OCEAN WAVE ENERGY

HUG Slab Wave

The Island Electrical Revolution:

Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago

Antiqua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda

Comoros
Comoros

Cuba
Cuba

East Timor
East Timor

Cyprus
Cyprus

Fiji
Fiji

Haiti
Haiti

Japan
Japan

Mauritius
Mauritius

Saint Vincent & Grenadines
Saint Vincent & Grenadines

San Marino
San Marino

 

 SOME IMPORTANT LINKS

  1. An Irrigation System: NORTHydro.com
  2. A Rabbit and Fish Farm: AfriCAPITALISM.us
  3. An Agroforestry Intercrop System: LivingWaterIs.com
  4. The Charitable Arm: SunnyUp.net
  5. God’s Loveletters:  Godloveletters.com
  6. Thunder of Justice: ThunderofJustice.com
  7. Microfinance for womenLivingWaterMicroFinance.org
  8. Deliverance Is: DeliveranceIs.com

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