CorPower’s Recent Breakthrough in Wave Energy Technology

by Melanie Paty

In a recent article posted on KTH, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology, Peter Larsson reports on the wave energy technology breakthrough of CorPower. Ocean Wave energy technology has been limited by its cost, but CorPower Ocean, a Swedish company, has designed a gearbox system that generates four times more energy than competing systems at one third of the cost. The CorPower converter, developed in collaboration with KTH researchers, is a point absorber system, using a bobbing buoy to turn gears that drive the generator below the surface. Continue reading