AlbaTERN designs WaveNET wave energy devices that capture energy from ocean waves and convert it into sustainable low-carbon electricity.
SQUID is the modular building block used to construct WaveNET arrays. The device can also function as a standalone wave energy converter suitable for low power requirements and aquaculture installations. SQUID devices are currently being developed at 7.5kW nameplate capacities. The SQUID device is road transportable and can be launched from a wide variety of locations. Development of the 75kW SQUID modules will commence in 2013.
The WaveNET is AlbaTERN’s unique wave energy array system. Constructed from multiple SQUID modules, the array can be readily adapted to suit the specifications of the site and the customer’s power requirements. A prototype array comprising 6 modules with a rated capacity of 45kW is currently under construction. Larger arrays (250kW +) can be assembled at the current scale.
AlbaTERN’s primary objective is the development of an economically viable wave energy system. AlbaTERN will seek early adopters of these devices with a specific focus on remote communities and aquaculture applications. Early demonstrator projects are being sought for both the 7.5kW SQUID and 22.5-250kW WaveNET.
Technical development of the larger devices (75kW SQUID) from mid-late 2013. These devices will be targeted at the significant grid connected wave energy market and will be capable of producing up to 10MW from a single WaveNET array.