During the prototype development phase, OES Management will develop a distribution program modeled after the highly successful Rural Electric Cooperative Association in the United States, adapted to local political and economic requirements, such that everyone who needs water will have an opportunity for their fair-share..
The application for the AWECS has to be in coastal waters, where the wave energy is sufficient to actuate the articulated-barge approach. The market is not limited to the United States. Because of the large requirement for skilled labor to assemble the 40 tons of steel, jobs are a byproduct of a successful development of end market.
There is also a carbon-credit market that the OES solution can service by providing credits for not utilizing combustion source energy for its end products.
The following provides a view of the available wave energy in kW/m around the world. The design of the AWECS requires an average 15.5 kW/m of wave crest per day to produce an average of 150,000 gallons per day.
The diagram below shows an artist rendering of the barge with an actual photo of the prototype that Dr. McCabe and Dr. McCormick deployed for over nine years in the Shannon Estuary, off the west coast of Ireland. The unit withstood extreme sea conditions.