At Aquamarine Power, we have developed unparalleled wave
resource assessment capabilities. This allows us to model
global wave resource with a high degree of accuracy.
Our wave resource assessment team comprises some of the leading
experts in their field. They have a vast knowledge of the
marine energy resource and an array of highly developed in-house
models to accurately forecast the energy production capabilities of
our technologies. This has allowed us to build an extensive
proprietary database of the world's marine energy resource.
From this database, we have identified a total usable nearshore
resource of at least 600GW. Of this, we are currently
targeting a minimum of 60GW for the development of Oyster wave
Accurate resource assessment
Our proprietary marine resource database allows us to accurately
select optimum sites based on their potential to produce energy on
a commercial scale. By producing detailed models of the
resource at specific sites, we can accurately predict the energy
production not only of our Oyster wave energy technology but also
of other marine energy technologies. This allows us to select
sites not just on the basis of average wave power, but on optimal
energy production from any given marine energy device. This
information is invaluable to utilities and project financiers as it
gives an accurate estimate of future energy production and the
value of a particular site.
Our resource assessment team has established four levels of
accuracy to assess the marine energy resource in a given location.
This stepped approach enables us to zoom-in on a promising site,
allocating time and computation effort to sites with the best
commercial potential. These methodologies have been
independently verified by industry recognised third parties.
Tailoring Oyster to the real world
Our resource assessment team's specialist knowledge of marine
resource allows our engineers to tailor the design of Oyster to
maximise its performance in the most commonly occurring sea