Sindhuja-I or ‘Ocean Wave Energy Converter’ by IIT Madras
- The researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) have developed a device called Sindhuja-I or ‘Ocean Wave Energy Converter’, that can generate electricity from sea waves.
- Sindhuja means “created from the ocean” in Sanskrit.
- The device was deployed approximately 6 kilometres (km) off the coast of Tuticorin at a location with a depth of 20 metres.
- The Ocean Wave Energy Converter targets generating 1 megawatt (MW) of power from ocean waves in the next 3 years.
- The device trials were completed during the second week of November 2022.
- It could assist India in meeting its climate change-related goals of generating 500 GW of electricity from renewable energy by 2030.