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Green energy from the waves

The wave turbine, a pioneering project developed by the WUPROHYD design office, promises to tap into the vast energy potential of sea and ocean waves. This innovative renewable energy system is expected to have a capacity ranging from 2.5 to 3 terawatts, equivalent to 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 megawatts.

The WUPROHYD design office, the first of its kind in Poland, has conceived and patented an innovative prototype technology for harnessing sea wave energy to generate electricity.

Central to this technology is a sophisticated wave turbine, designed as a converter for harnessing the power of sea waves. Currently, the project has reached a Technology Readiness Level of RTL4, indicating that model tests have been conducted on two different profiles of the turbine rotor.

These tests have validated the anticipated rotational motion of the turbine rotor induced by the circular movement of water particles. Theoretical assessments have pegged the efficiency of the turbine at approximately 7%, making it well-suited for direct coupling with power generators.

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