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Oceanic Power Systems. Harnessing energy from the ocean.
Tidal, wave, current and thermal ocean power generating systems.
Ask about our range of Oceanic Power Systems.
- Independent seaside living. 40,800 watt-hours per day
- Seaside ranch or farm. 81,600 watt-hours per day
- Small manufacturing. 122,400 watt-hours per day
- Small – medium manufacturing 244,800 watt-hours per day
- Plus sized manufacturing. 489,600 watt-hours per day
iWolf’s oceanic power technologies include: Tidal, Wave, Currents and Thermal.
Our oceanic power systems produce eco-friendly, reliable and sustainable electricity by harnessing energy from the ocean. Kinetic energy is captured from currents, waves, tides using our Hydrokinetic Turbine Generator Units (HTGUs).
Built mostly from compound materials, the HTGU is corrosion resistant in both fresh and salt water. Rotating foils power a gear-less turbine that converts the energy into carbon neutral electricity.
iWolf’s HTGUs generate significant power at comparatively low water speeds. Our HTGU’s modular design makes each system easy to configure to suit different sites and situations. In deeper water, multiple HTGUs can be connected to a single floating berth system, generating up to 3 times as much power.
Tidal power is a form of oceanic power that converts the energy of the rising and falling ocean tides into clean electrical power. Modern tidal turbines technologies extract energy from the tidal currents and streams. Tidal streams are created from the gravitational pull of the moon and sun.
During the rising tide, water will flow past the turbines in the inward direction. This flow will be reversed during the falling tide. Turbines can be deployed individually or in an open-fence typology. These systems do not restrict the flow of water, minimising its environmental impact.
Preliminary assessments of Australia’s tidal resources reveal that while this energy is less abundant than Australia’s surrounding wave resources it is still a very viable and cost effective method of harnessing clean renewable energy.
Waves are generated by the wind as it blows across the surface of the water. Potential energy is transferred from the wind into the motion of the waves. Wave energy converters (WECs) are often used to capture wave energy to generate electricity or desalinate water. There are several classes of WECs that harness the power of the waves through different means.
Australia has an abundant and generous wave energy resource that is currently being underutilised. It could potentially provide up to 27 per cent of Australia’s energy requirements by the year 2045. As a result of this estimate, Australia’s CSIRO has recently focussed on cultivating Australia’s wave energy resource.
iWolf’s range of “High Yield” WECs are efficient, reliable and offer an excellent “Return on Investment” (ROI).
Potential Hazards Vs. iWolf’s WEC safety features.
One important aspect of running a WEC in the real world, is the unpredictability of our environment. The time-based nature, spatial constraints and logistical inconsistencies of Australia’s wide spread wave resource makes the deployment of WEC Turbines both a technical challenge and a very risky business.
To overcome these issues, iWolf has integrated their “River Turbine Stabiliser” technology into their Oceanic Power solutions. Our uniquely structured, buoyant mobile chassis allows the device to be self-deployed and easily retrieved under the guidance of a single operator.
iWolf’s oceanic power systems are designed to be deployed safely, protect marine vessels and preserve the surrounding habitat.
This portable solution is ideal for both shoreline and offshore use.
Driven by the surface winds, and spatial gradients in temperature and salinity, the world’s oceans are in continuous motion. The energy contained within these motions can be captured in similar ways to capturing wind currents or river flow.
Technologies used to extract energy from ocean currents are turbine-type devices that have been adapted to increase their performance under different conditions. Ocean currents surrounding the coastline of Australia, is a huge potential energy resource with unlimited capacity and longevity.
The conversion efficiency of an oceanic current turbine depends mainly on the type of aquatic environment in which it is deployed. Channelled water can be as high as 95% for large installations. Smaller plants with output powers less than 5 MW have efficiencies between 80 and 85 %.
Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) uses warm sea water to vaporise an independent working fluid. The independent working fluid is pressurised into vapour that can turn a turbine. Warm sea water can also be used as the working fluid. This is known as an open cycle system.
Australia’s OTEC resource is limited to the Far North coast of Queensland.
For this reason iWolf Technology Services has no current plans to further develop this technology.