Is it more expensive?

No. The pWEC is a simple design which dramatically reduces the operating costs. Think of it as a series of bicycle pumps coupled together which increase air compression as it moves down the line. It is ideal for remote locations which currently use expensive diesel engines to generate energy.

What happens if something goes wrong?

Not much. In the event the pWEC requires maintenance, it is generally done at sea in calm conditions. The pWEC is also designed to be unhooked from the anchor system which allows it to be towed to shore. The pWEC contains no oil, does not generate electricity in the ocean and is environmental friendly. There is no danger of any …

Are waves really that powerful?

Absolutely. The power and consistency of wave energy has been shown to be the most effective and reliable of all alternative energy sources. In addition, the pWEC is designed to store compressed air until it is needed without using batteries.