Because the Seabased solution is modular, power units can be placed as single units or in groups, taking into consideration installed power, seabed conditions and other factors. The generators are deployed in formations aligned against the prevailing wave direction and spaced about 20 m apart. Distance between formations is about 50 m. The total area is expected to be 1 km2 per 1000 units.
The lifespan of a wave energy park includes 3 distinct phases: construction, energy production and decommissioning. Upon decommissioning all units in the entire wave energy park can be retrieved for recycling or to be left as an artificial reef.
A wave energy park will experience three phases during its life; construction, energy production and decommissioning. After decommissioning all units in the entire wave energy park can be retrieved for recycling or to be left as an artificial reef.
Construction & Deployment
Seabased WECs are deployed with a marine vessel carrying several units that can be sunk into the seabed. Each unit is anchored with a concrete base plate. The WECs can be placed on various types of seabeds (preferably not rock) and can work work well even if their positioning is not perfectly vertical. Luckily, level seabeds can be found in most areas where the wave climate is good. This is due to the effect from the moving water, which levels off irregularities.