Watts & Water!
An essential piece of the clean energy puzzle
According to the Department of Energy, wave energy has the potential to power over 100 million US homes, but is completely underutilized at the moment. Wave energy has the advantage of higher predictability, nighttime availability, and significantly higher energy density (~30-60 kW/m of coastline). The significantly higher energy density enable lower land requirements and a lower carbon foot print compared to other generation forms.
- Solar Energy Capacity Factor 26%
- Wind Energy Capacity Factor 33%
- Wave Energy Capacity Factor 40%
Data Source: EIA Electric Power Monthly 2015
Inspired by nature
The ability of muddy seafloors to dampen ocean waves is well documented at various locations around the world. In the Gulf of Mexico, the wave–mud interaction is so strong that the storm waves are damped within 100–200 m! Our initial shallow water design was inspired by this phenomena.
CalWave’s design has distinct technological advantages:
Submerged operations enable storm survivability and economical design.
The device poses no visual pollution to the ocean surface and no collision danger to boats and sea life.
High performance and absorption efficiency of ocean waves.
The modular design allows our technology to scale for desired output power capacities.
Join our team
CalWave is currently hiring! We are looking for the best and the brightest to help bring our technology to market fast.