VIA GALLIPOLI 71, Brindisi, Italy

The primary objective of the project is to produce sustainable energy, in high volume and with high power, harnessing the energy possessed by the waves of the sea even if small. The secondary objective, linked to the particular geometry of the system is to protect the coast from erosion and allow effective nourishment of the shores.

The  idea is very simple but brilliant. It is the only existing process to produce energy in a positive environmental impact during construction, operation and decommissioning. No risks, dangerous implications and no production of CO2. The goal is to harness energy from a source until now considered marginal and analyse environmental impact. The system consists of modular concrete tanks, placed in the sea, partly submerged, located on the side of seawalls and breakwater barriers exposed to the waves or far away, parallel to the coastline, at a certain distance to protect the coast itself. The function of the tank wall exposed to the action of waves is to capture the waves. It is equipped to allow the entry of the waves and to prevent their exit. So, the water in the tank collects, up to a height greater than that of "calm sea" which is located on the sheltered side of the dam. The water collected in the tank has, therefore, potential energy, which can be exploited pouring the water in the calm sea . The transformation of the potential energy is made possible by water turbines working thanks to the water flow. Each turbine sets in motion the electrical generator which is coupled to produce electrical energy. It is not necessary the use of antifouling substances. The produced electrical energy can feed the electrical grid after stabilization or can be used for hydrogen production to be then managed using consolidated technologies

Geographical coverage
  • Global
Intended Users
  • Businessmen/Companies
  • Organisations/Associations
  • Policy-makers/managers/planners
  • Researchers and scientists
Source of funding
  • Private funding
  • Other
  • Climate change
  • Diversification of marine activities
  • Environment
  • Maritime stakeholders / clusters
  • Renewable energy
  • Scientific research / technologies / innovation
Country of project partners
  • Italy