20th Feb 2018 Bengaluru / Chennai -- AlphaMERS Ltd, a Bengaluru based SME has designed, prototyped and tested a device to covert ocean waves into electricity. The device has a seabed unit and surface floats. The 5 kW model tested satisfactorily in artificial wave tank at IIT Madras. The system has a lot of flexibility in customising to wave heights, tidal ranges and depths. AlphaMERS believed this can be useful for ports and Islands for powering their needs with renewable energy.
AlphaMERS plans to next develop the complete floating and anchored version of this device and parallely develop a wave powered boat based on a different working principle.