No, we are not talking about tidal energy. We are asking if the simple waves (advancing and receding water front) seen on the beach can be used? We plan to design a device to extract the kinetic energy in the waves hitting the beaches like the ones in the link below.
Could you please clarify on this wave condition further. In the documentation it says "All solutions that make it to the DRINK Stage will be evaluated at an open-water test site with an anticipated average- to low-energetic wave resource. " A beach front with breaking waves is not an open-water test site. Need clarification on this because these two wave energy states are completely different. Also if there is an open-water test site then a deployment work boat is required to install the equipment, that boat with not fit in the shipping package. Cheers Peter
Thank you for your clarifying question! We are anticipating a near-shore testing environment, that is not blocked or has deep water. Although the final site is yet to be finalized, we anticipation that site conditions will have these characteristics:
- Significant wave height range between 0.5m -2.0m; - Average wave period range between 5-15 seconds; - Water depth of 2-5m; and - Deployed less than 1 km from shore.
Hopefully this helps to clarify the conditions for the DRINK stage.