Wave Energy Market is Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 18.9% from 2021 to 2030

The Global Wave Energy Market has been estimated to reach a value of USD 42.0 Million in 2021 and it is projected to grow at a CAGR of 18.9% during the forecast period. The factors increasing the development for the wave energy market is because of the increasing adoption for renewable power generation and other applications are helping producers to spend more in research and development leading to the development of the wave energy market.

The ocean waves are created from wind energy. Further, wave energy converters are utilized to take out the energy from these ocean waves, which in turn are utilized to produce electricity with the help of generators and turbines. This sector is still in the stage of development and therefore, there is a demand to grow the investment and research and development in the forthcoming years.

The quick commercialization of energy converter devices and the ample availability of wave energy resources are anticipated to increase the wave energy market over the predicted years. Also, technological growth and the rising adoption of sustainable energy generation are expected to boost the market in the upcoming years.

The wave energy market is segmented based on technology, location, application, and region.

Global Wave Energy Market, by Technology

Based on technology, the wave energy market is segmented as oscillating water columns, oscillating body converters, and overtopping converters. The oscillating water column segment is anticipated to dominate the market during the predicted period. The oscillating wave column technology produces no greenhouse gas emission making it a renewable and non-polluting source of energy, generated by the natural transfer of wind energy through a Wells turbine. The benefit of this shoreline plan is that the main moving part, the turbine can be easily removed for maintenance or repair because it is on land. This factor is expected to contribute to segment growth during the forecast period.

Global Wave Energy Market, by Location

Based on location, the wave energy market is segmented as onshore, nearshore, and offshore. The nearshore segment is anticipated to be the fastest and largest growing wave energy market, during the predicted period. Nearshore installations are typically simple than offshore ones and are less costly. Also, the operational efficiency of nearshore installations is found to be superior to onshore ones in various cases, providing the segment an excellent chance to develop further in the future. These installations can be utilized for applications like power generation and desalination or both at the same time. Multiple companies have come up with various patents to control wave energy from nearshore installations. All these factors contribute to the development of the segment.

Global Wave Energy Market, by Application

Based on application, the wave energy market is segmented as desalination, environmental protection, and power generation. The power generation segment is anticipated to be the dominating segment in the application segment during the predicted period. This dominance can be attributed to a keen prominence on electrical energy generation utilizing renewable sources. This is being done to control the emission of greenhouse gases due to power generation operations. These factors led to the development of the segment.

Global Wave Energy Market, by Region

Based on region, the wave energy market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South America. Europe is both the fastest and the largest growing wave energy market. It is anticipated in Europe that there will be maximum implementation and adoption of wave energy conversion devices due to the existence of large number of companies working in the research and development of wave energy converters. Important nations in this zone include the U.K., Spain, Germany, the Nordic nations, and the rest of Europe. The rest of Europe comprises Italy, Ireland, and Italy.

The European region experiences cold temperatures all over the year simultaneously having high buying power. Both these factors contribute to an increased demand for power, eventually raising the demand. To lower carbon emissions from power generation activities, the nations are emphasizing sustainable technologies for power generation.

Recent Developments in the Global Wave Energy Market

  • March 2020 - CorPower Ocean and ABB signed a partnership contract under which CorPower would be utilizing two medium-voltage motors built by ABB. One of the motors would drive the test rig itself, while the other one will help with energy storage.
  • September 2019 - Eco Wave Power begin testing an integrated solution for solar and wave energy solutions. The new product has a solar panel arranged atop the floater of their existing wave energy converter. This combination results in a capacity increase between 3% to10%

Key Findings of the Global Wave Energy Market Include:

  • The analysis includes a global wave energy market study, expansions, and forecasts, along with a country-specific analysis
  • An in-depth analysis of the global wave energy market comprises segments by technology, location, application, and region with an analysis of trend-based insights and factors
  • Product offering details on competitive benchmarking and the evolution approach adopted by the industry players, along with their investments in the last five years in the global market
  • The market research includes a study of the provinces, boundaries, drivers, prospects, guidelines, challenges, and procedures that are propelling the global wave energy market
  • The study also offers complex measures of potential market effect during the forecast period and an in-depth overview of the leading companies operating in the global market
  • External as well as internal variables that are expected to have a positive or negative effect on companies have been evaluated, which will offer the decision-makers a strong futuristic view of the industry
  • The research also helps understand the dynamics of the market structure by analyzing market segments and by projecting the size of the market
  • The report helps to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global wave energy market
  • Some major industry players functional in the global wave energy market are: Ocean Power Technologies, Eco Wave Power, Carnegie Clean Energy, SINN Power, AMOG Consulting, Wave Swell, AWS Ocean Energy Ltd., CorPower Ocean, Hann-Ocean CO., Ltd., Limerick Wave Ltd., Arrecife Energy Systems, and OceanEnergy

Market Segmentation:

By Technology:

  • Oscillating Water Column
  • Oscillating Body Converters
  • Overtopping Converter

 By Location:

  • Onshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore

By Application:

  • Desalination
  • Environmental Protection
  • Power Generation

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
  • South America