Eco Wave Power is an advanced and innovative international wave power developer, headquartered in Israel. The company's patented technologies provide simple and inexpensive means to harvest wave energy from high and low waves. The objective is to produce electricity for less than the cost of coal, natural gas, onshore wind, solar, or any other green and sustainable energy technologies by employing low-cost materials, low maintenance requirements, and long life cycles.
The testing took place in the wave pool of the Hydro-Mechanical National Institute of Kiev. Among the different tests, Eco Wave Power has examined the characteristics of eight different unique floaters shapes (all with the same volume), through the following experiments: measuring Voltage output in different wave heights, and different wave periods; measuring the influence of side waves on the floaters and the connections; examining different effects originating from the floaters' shapes; connecting the floaters to different electric devices and showing a stable electric supply (with and without an accumulator); examining the influence of floaters in proximity to each other; examining the option to unite all floaters to one electric grid and charge a common accumulator; and examining the floaters' storm-protection mechanisms.
Observers from the Hydro-Mechanic Institute concluded that all of Eco Wave Power's floaters proved their workabiliy. The next stage will be the construction and testing of a medium scale model, capable of producing 5KW from each floater. The model will be composed of one "Wave Clapper" floater, and one "Power Wing" floater, in the size of 2.5 meters each. Construction of the medium scale models has already begun, and the testing will take place in early 2012.