The Energy_Animal combines wave, wind and solar energy in a single composite energy converter. Our drifting module generates energy off the grid, whatever the weather. The Energy_Animal is not only a renewable source of energy, but the convergence of environmental, safety-at-sea, aquaculture and communication functions through a network of devices. The device would become part of a large bio-architectural superorganism, an entirely new class of habitable ocean architecture.
Prof John Chaplin, University of Southampton
Prof Grant Hearn, University of Southampton
Dr Valentin Heller, University of Southampton