The Vigor Wave Energy Coverter harvests the energy in ocean waves to useful electricity. Vigor uses the seawater as mechanical parts that create a pressure difference and a flow. In this way Vigor converts the energy with a minimum use of material. Many relative low costs hoses can be connected to the same conversion point making the Vigor technology very cost efficient.
- We believe that flexibility and the ability to work with the waves is the key to survive in the harsh environment that the oceans present.
- We believe that the Vigor Wave Converter holds the potential to harness ocean wave energy at low cost.
- We believe that the Vigor Wave Energy Converter will be one of the solutions that will supply a future sustainable society with energy.
The Vigor Wave Energy Converter is flexible; reacts against itself and don’t use a fixed reference frame such as the ocean floor. This is a large advantage in extreme wave climate and limit the strains that drag forces etc. can give rise to. This means that Vigor follows the movement and works with the waves instead of working against the waves.
The new principle is able to be installed in a wide range of water depths, sea bed conditions and can work in all types of wave climate. The cost of energy produced from this device is, because of the simplicity and low material consumption, expected to be much lower than previous technologies and is expected to fall even more by co-using components as turbines and generators. The animation above shows an example of this where more than one hose is connected to the same conversion point, as a standard turbine and generator. By using many relatively cheap hoses and connecting them to the same conversion point, the Vigor Wave Energy Converter can be very cost efficient in producing energy.