A technology that generates low-cost electricity from ocean waves – that is the global novelty SINN Power presented this year for the first time at the Hannover Messe, world’s biggest industrial trade fair. The wave power startup’s debut attracted a lot of attention from trade visitors and the media.
The bathtub with the tabletop soccer handle triggered the play instinct of many visitors. Those who grabbed the handle to make some waves and move the floating bodies of the model wave power plant quickly grasped the simple functioning principle of the wave power plant. And were amazed: Especially the thought of replacing expensive diesel generators on remote coasts with renewable wave energy was met with approval. Some visitors from the fair’s partner country India already inquired to buy the first power plant after the prototype phase in late 2015.
Among the visitors of Lower Saxony’s common exhibition booth, where SINN Power represented the CUTEC Institute, were also guests from the region such as the Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Economy, Daniela Behrens, and the northern German broadcasting station NDR. Rike Brand, co-founder of SINN Power, appreciated the chance to speak with journalists about the planned wave power plant: “The positive feedback we have received from the trade visitors and the public at the Hannover Messe shows that our wave power plant strikes a chord.”
Rike Brand, co-founder of SINN Power, explains the advantages of the SINN Power wave power plant for remote coastal markets
Last but not least, the technical development of the wave power plant benefits from the higher publicity through the fair: The team met many component manufacturers and experts who offered to support the wave energy startup with their products and their know-how.