HACE is a patented technology. The modularly of the design allows it to be adapted to all kind marine resources ; whether in nearshore or off-shore. The modular organisation of Wave Energy Converter ease the creation renewable energy parks or provide coastal protection thanks to the integration of floating dikes that are used for energy production.

Des synergies avec des partenaires industriels sont envisageables avec des technologies complémentaires pour la production d’eau douce, la production d’hydrogène, l’accueil d’éoliennes off-shore en servant alors de supports flottants capable de produire en permanence de l’électricité.

Our Test Facility

En 2018, HACE a installé son démonstrateur dans le Port Atlantique de la Rochelle afin de le tester en conditions réelles.

This Wave Energy Converter is located in a non-navigable area, in a maritime zone which is controlled by the authority of the port. Located beside from the coast (approximately 500 m) HACE Wave Energy Converter is a floating laboratory that serve to demonstrate permanent energy production based on small waves. The demonstrator has a modest 400 m² footprint on the sea.

Pour son installation, le houlomoteur HACE ne nécessite aucune fondation définitive. Il est tout simplement maintenu en place par un système d’ancres capable de résister aux conditions cycloniques.

Real-condition operation

Le présent film présente le transfert d’air comprimé depuis la colonne vers le canal qui distribue cet air comprimé à la turbine.

Compressed air is emerging from under the metal floor, after being trapped and compressed inside a water submerged column. It is the surface movement of the wave that actuates compression of the air while raising up inside the column.

When air is sufficiently compressed these valves open for releasing compressed air to be transferred into a pipe that provides air to the turbine.

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