This study investigates the economics of a 60MW wave farm consisting of 40 Bombora Wave Energy Convertors at a site near Peniche in Portugal.
Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd (Bombora) has developed a membrane style wave energy converter called mWave™ that rests on the sea floor, similar to a fully submerged reef. As ocean waves pass over the mWave™, the membrane deflects pumping air through a turbine to generate electricity. The mWave™ is unique among wave energy converters as it simultaneously addresses the ‘cost of energy’ and ‘ocean wave survivability’ challenges.
The mWave™ technology is protected by international patents. Bombora Wave Power Pty Ltd is based in Perth, Western Australia.