Coastal protection –
WSE technology applications
Coastal erosion is an increasing problem in many parts of the world, with the intensity of wave action on shorelines being enhanced by climate change.
The traditional way to deal with this issue is to install breakwaters, sea walls, and groynes, in order to reduce the level of wave energy that makes it to shore. This requires a significant capital outlay which is a ‘sunk cost’.
The Wave Swell Energy (WSE) technology provides a cost effective solution to the problem of coastal erosion. WSE units, when deployed in close proximity to each other, act as a breakwater or sea wall. This not only protects the coastline from erosion but also generates an annuity style revenue stream from the electricity generated.