DESCRIPTION OF OPERATING PRINCIPLE
SPERBOYTMis a floating buoy Oscillating Water Column (OWC) device consisting of a buoyant structure with a submerged & enclosed column. Housed above the OWC on top of the buoy is all the plant, turbines, generators and associated system facilities. The principle of operation is similar to that of fixed OWC’s designed for shoreline and fixed installations.
Except that a) the device is capable of deployment in deep water to maximize greatest energy source and, b) the entire body floats and maintains optimum hydrodynamic interactions for the prevailing and changing wave spectrum producing high energy capture at minimal cost.