C·Power’s StingRAY wave power system is meant to be deployed in water depths over 60m and arrayed in “farms” much like wind turbines. The wave farms are usually located at least 1-2 miles from shore; away from the coastline and the sensitive habitats contained there.
At a high level, the StingRAY captures energy from each passing wave and produces electricity on-board the device. The electricity generation process includes a series of steps starting with the transfer of captured energy from the forward and aft floats to two rotary, low-speed, high-torque electric generators on board the StingRAY. The generated power is then conditioned to stable, electric-grid-compatible output. In a wave farm, this electricity is centrally collected in an offshore “sub-station” for transmission ashore and connection to the grid.