The Slow Mill technology, which is being developed by SMS Projects, is designed to generate electricity efficiently and cost effectively from irregular and moderate waves such as those occurring in the North Sea. The core technology consists of an assembly of conical resonance blades mounted under a floater to provide great resistance to an open flow.
Since 2012, increasingly larger scale models of the Slow Mill device have been tested in labs, open water and in the North Sea. At the moment, several well-performing automatic plug-and-play models have been demonstrated in real-sea conditions. The Slow Mill has now been developed to a point where high efficiency scale models can optimally harvest the surge and heave energy of the North Sea waves. In the future, SMS Projects aims to deploy Slow Mill devices around the Dutch Wadden island of Texel, to contribute towards a self-sufficient energy provision for the island.