Concept Development 2005-2018.
W’wave Co-founder Peter Grabau, as Director of innovation and Patents at LM Glassfiber (today LM Wind Power, a GE company) developed the first realizations and patents on the concept. Such proto-designs were, however, not efficient enough to enable commercial deployment.
W’wave Co-founder Manuel Alcocer, as Business Development executive at Vestas in Brazil, discovered the potential of the concept enlightened by Brazil’s unidirectional and constant winds. His research on the concept and studies on the state of the art led him to know Peter Grabau and to develop the first Intellectual Property Rights.
Company Launch 2018
Manuel Alcocer and Peter Grabau launch W’wave (Registered name: Winnowave SL) in 2018, starting the journey towards the commercialization of a new wind technology. Aided by our first two collaborators, Pablo Sánchez and Alex Domene, the company wins the first prize at Innoenergy’s Cleantech Startup Competition.
Proof of concept and product development 2019-2021
With the support of private angel investors, ENISA & CDTI, W’wave performs the first experimental assessments of the potential of Concentrated Wind Power and develops the first models for its structures.
Developing first large-scale installation at commercial wind farms.
Working with developers, wind turbine manufacturers and structures manufacturers to perform first large-scale projects, mainly in USA, China, Spain, Brazil, India, Mexico, Kuwait & Chile.