You can create energy through wave technology, likewise through solar, but how about a device that harnesses both in one? Phil Pauley’s conceptual Marine Solar Cells do just that, giving “unprecedented ability to establish photovoltaic power generation off shore”.
Pauley, founder of design and innovation agency Pauley, developed the renewable power plant in a bid to drive innovation in the search for clean, sustainable and economically viable sources of energy.
The solar-wave unit captures both wave energy through natural buoyancy displacement and solar energy through photovoltaic cells. The natural sunlight also reflects from the surface water to increase solar capture by 20 percent.