The GENERA project
The GENERA project, "Regenerative Electric Generation", was financed by the Ministry of Economic Development with the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 as part of the National Operational Program "Enterprises and Competitiveness". The goal of the project is to develop a family of innovative linear generators based on ball screw technology to be used in frontier applications in wave motion generation. Together with the project partners, EMS srl and SEAPOWER scrl, new technologies have been developed for the realization of a reliable, sustainable and competitive energy system. Many public bodies and private companies have estimated the potential of global wave energy to be around 2100 GW. The products resulting from the project were tested at the port of Civitavecchia in real applications, bringing the technology to a (TRL)6 development level.