Novige was founded in 2016 by Jan Skjoldhammer in Sweden The company has developed the NoviOcean wave energy converter (WEC), a device designed to be lighter, simpler, stronger, more durable, and more cost-effective than other wave energy technologies
Novige has received funding from various sources, including the Swedish Energy Agency, and the European Commission's CNEA-LIFE.
The company has completed dry lab physical tests and deployed prototypes offshore and in wave tanks for testing
Novige has received awards and recognition, including being named a Mission Innovation Champion.
The company's core team has grown to 7 full-time members and includes many more on a part-time basis, and has invested more than 26,000 man-hours into the development of the NoviOcean WEC
The NoviOcean wave energy converter is a technology for generating clean energy from waves that has been developed over the course of five years through a combination of independent work, student work at universities, consultancy, and private investment. The design of the converter meets strict criteria for simplicity, lightness, strength, cost-effectiveness, and the use of few, well-proven components. The company is currently working on the development of a 500 kW commercial device called the NO500, with plans to eventually create larger 2 and 5 MW units. The design philosophy of the converter is to rely on industrially mature components and subsystems.
● Based on 3 well proven and simple parts:
1)a large float
2)a hydraulic cylinder
3)a Pelton turbine
● Simply the well-proven hydro power plant, taken to sea and inverted, fully patented
Converting the slow wave motion to high-speed generator RPM, in the most simple and well proven way.
Lifting force vs surge force is 20-1!