Renewable energy (sources) or RES capture their energy from existing flows of energy, from on-going natural processes, such as sunshine, wind, flowing water, biological processes, and geothermal heat flows. The most common definition is that renewable energy is from an energy resource that is replaced rapidly by a natural process such as power generated from the sun or from the wind. Renewable energy resources may be used directly or used to create other more convenient forms of energy. Examples of direct use are solar ovens, geothermal heating, and windmills. Examples of indirect use which require energy harvesting are electricity generation through wind turbines or photovoltaic cells, or production of fuels such as ethanol from biomass.
Developing adequate technology in order to harvest energy from multiple energy sources is a long-lasting process that consists of many steps. Martha from SINN Power talks about their path to harvesting renewable energy.
Through the years SINN Power successfully installed different generations of harbour mounted prototypes in Crete. Its generations show their advances and how prototypes have resisted Through best and worst conditions. From the third generation, a whole family of new electronics was born. This family is a solution on how to harvest energy from different renewable energy sources
Each renewable energy source has its own variability through time depending on the region. These waterproof and silk components provide optimal and secure energy into the grid. Through the requirements of for the wave energy converters, an opportunity presented itself to expand their product line to an ocean-hybrid platform. This robust platform combines experience and development for the floating energy converters with already existing renewable energy technologies. Through their work, for the last years and with the MUSICA project they learned that every location is different and all the possibilities must be considered when adapting certain technology to a new location.
About the partner
SINN Power offers energy solutions to provide people living near coasts all over the world with access to clean electricity to enable sustainable development and contribute to our planet at the same time. In 2014, Dr. Philipp Sinn founded the company SINN Power based on intense years of academic research. The main goal was and still is today, to turn the unlimited power of ocean waves into clean and cost-efficient energy that is accessible for everyone.