Access to water, energy and sanitation
Bordeaux / France
I transform wave energy into electricity and fresh water
Seaturns is a simple and compact system made up of just a few elements: a floating hollow cylinder which is 9m long is attached to two anchors in which the inertia of 80 tonnes of water is balanced by the waves. This system makes it possible to produce either electricity or freshwater, depending on whether it is attached to a turbine or a reverse osmosis system. Wave energy has the advantage of generating energy which is more consistent than solar or wind energy. Seaturns is capable of supplying electricity to dozens of households or producing 150m3 of fresh water per day. Ideal for isolated coastal regions.
23 March 2016
In 1992, the United Nations declared March 22 World Water Day. Currently 800 million people lack access to safe drinking water. It’s a good time to check in with the Shamengo pioneers who are working to provide solutions to this major challenge of the 21st century.