CETO is a unique, fully submerged, point absorber type wave energy technology. A submerged buoy sits a few metres below the surface of the ocean and moves with the ocean’s waves. This orbital motion drives a power take-off (PTO) system that converts this motion into electricity.
The CETO 6 design builds on intellectual property first lodged by Carnegie in 2013, incorporating on-board power generation and multiple moorings and power take-off modules. This associated US patent, granted on 6 November 2017, confirms the additional features as state of the art. These features boost power production and unit efficiency.