Our friends at WAVE- E are running a contest we want to share with you. They’re looking at two of the biggest hurdles for seasteads to move out to the open seas:
1.) SHELTER: Is it possible to make breakwaters for the open ocean that are durable enough to hold off the strongest of storm surges?
2.) POWER: Can we create a power source a.) produces enough electricity for our needs, b.) is consistent in all weather conditions, and c.) is, ideally, renewable with zero emissions.
This is what the WAVE-E “wave breaker” is designed to provide. WAVE-E is a hybrid wave break wall component and wave energy converter.
The goal is that a wall of WAVE-Es to both create calm seas for a seastead and convert the energy from the waves into renewable energy to more than provide for all of the seasteads needs.
WAVE-E is running an engineering competition to refine the mechanical details, build their first working prototype, and create a computer model that simulates WAVE-E operation in all wave conditions.