Jan Skjoldhammer - Founder of NoviOcean about wave energy
In episode 55 we talk to Jan Skjoldhammer, the founder of NoviOcean. Wave power is one of the least progressed forms of renewable energy but there is an infinite amount of wind creating waves and those waves end up useful right along the coast where over 40% of populations live. In a water locked country like Australia that number rises to 80%
The challenge with traditional wave generated power is not enough power and too expensive to build, deploy and maintain.
NoviOcean changes all that with an array of innovations (which I attempt to describe in an audio interview!). The combination of a novel way of extracting the energy as well as a manufacturing approach that greatly reduces the cost to build and deploy is what makes this technology compelling.
This interview is also unashamedly a challenge to some of the larger ocean based companies in Australia (gas, oil, offshore wind etc) to engage and build a full scale pilot here in Australia, much like the one slated for deployment in Spain in the coming year
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