Wave for Energy Srl is a technology development company started in 2010, headquartered in Turin. The company has a strong background in Mechatronics, Naval Architecture and Offshore Operations. Wave for Energy, spin off of the Politecnico di Torino, have developed the first Italian 1:1 scale device for the production of electricity from sea waves which, on August 8th, was moored 850 m from the coast of Pantelleria Island (south of Italy). The research activities, started 10 years ago and conducted by the group led by Giuliana Mattiazzo and Ermanno Giorcelli from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, led to the development of the technology industrialized by Wave for Energy, spin-off of the University, which carried forward the construction of the first pre-commercial machine.
W4E focuses on inventing and creating technologies to harness the wave and wind energy contained offshore.
We incorporated to develop and bring to the market wave energy generation systems, adopting a technological solution initially developed from the research within the Mechanical Department of the Engineering School in Turin.
The W4E team relies on a diversified range of expertise:
- State of the art experience in mechatronic systems design.
- Collaboration with research labs and academic/industry professionals.
- Partnership with institutions (University of Edinburgh) and research centers (European Marine Energy Center, EMEC, Orkneys Islands).
- Environmental assessment.
- Project and team management.
W4E is proprietary of a patent for the ISWEC technology, which will be engineered, industrialized and commercialized by the company. The company holds privileged rights on anotherpatent currently held by the Engineering school of Turin. The ISWEC control algorithms are also covered by industrial secret.
W4E aims to become one of the first commercial movers in the emerging wave power market, leveraging the know-how acquired through several years of research, experimental prototyping and collaboration with national and international institutions like yours.
The team has been able to secure close collaborations with:
- Suppliers of ISWEC components (Siemens, Bosch, Moog and naval yards).
- Privates and institutions interested in the adoption of wave energy technology.
- Research agency for the safeguard of the territory and representatives from potentially affected com-munities.