The hybrid barrier is a compact, lightweight and flexible solution for controlling water. The system consists of a floating, lightweight-barrier that can stop the flow, block waves and store energy. Innovative force distribution technology allows the system to be made light, compact and durable.
Explanation of technology:
The water is held back by a floating barrier, supported by cables and ground anchors. As a result, apart from good tensile properties in the materials used, heavy raw materials are no longer required; up to 97% of the material, transport and CO2 can be saved.
The goal is to start with building a proto water-energy storage facility in the port of Scheveningen. The goal is to investigate how energy can best be stored. A combination of fall storage and weir storage can contribute to stable energy distribution. The combination of fall and weir storage ensures that the maximum yield is always available.
The problem we are solving
- Contribution of renewable energy, because energy can be upgraded on a large scale.
- Contribution to employment in production, construction, maintenance and research.
- Saving on costs incurred by the government in coastal protection, salinization.
- Saving on subsidies that make sustainable energy possible.
Sustainable impact on Blue Economy
We can produce 1-4Terra Watt of clean energy, with a system of 250km2 which results in an annual saving of 80 - 350 billion kg CO2, compared to fossil energy.