Gyroscopic Wave Energy Converter (GWEC)
The GWEC is a generator that converts ocean wave energy into energy. The project started in 2010 by an extensive feasibility study at Delft University of Technology, faculty of Aerospace Engineering. A gyroscopic generator was designed to convert the two dimensional motion of ocean waves into electricity.
GMT received a 100.000 euro subsidy of AgentschapNL in 2011 to conduct more research on the invention and the GWEC was optimized in design and was named Magnetic Wave Energy Converter (MWEC). Despite the unique design, the project was put on hold by GMT in 2012 due to high capital needs.
Green Motion Technologies was nominated in 2010 for the finals in the competition Green Challenge of the Dutch Postcode Lottery, for it's unique design of the GWEC. Two video's were shown at the competition to showcase the product.