A future powered by wave energy

  • By Michael Burrett
  • 07 Dec, 2017

A vision of renewables for the future powered by wave energy with SPERBOY™

The Energy and Climate Change Committee estimated that the UK market for renewable energy alone was £76 billion. At Embley Energy, our wave energy convertor technology, SPERBOY™, is set to make the most of advances towards renewable and sustainable energy sources, and contribute to a clean green future.

                                                              We are catching the wave of renewable energy and you can join us.

 According to ofgem , renewable sources make up roughly a quarter of the UK’s electricity power, surpassing coal-fired power stations and nuclear plants, and remaining only a step behind gas-fired turbines.

 It is evident that clean green technology, which harnesses the power of renewable energy, presents an increasingly attractive and high net worth business opportunity, in contrast to non-renewable sources indicated by this rapid surge of growth over the last decade.

 Here at Embley Energy, we are currently in the process of bringing SPERBOY™ to commercialisation: a wave energy convertor which operates utilising the oscillating water column to generate energy at the competitive cost of 3 pence per KW/hr. In contrast, current wind energy costs are projected at 6.3 pence per KW/hr and nuclear energy costs 9 pence per KW/hr.

 Co-director of Embley Energy, John Blight explains:

 “It is evident that wave energy as yet is an untapped business opportunity waiting to be made the most of, and we at Embley Energy are steadfast in our determination to make wave energy generation a commercially viable business.”

 The vision is for SPERBOY™ to be deployed in farms of up to 1,000 devices, 6-12 miles off shore. These farms will not be visible from the shoreline, and cables will transfer the energy from the devices back to shore. The technology is simple to deploy and requires minimal maintenance and specialist knowledge.

We look forward to a future in which almost all the UK’s energy – and that of Europe, if not the world – is generated from this clean, incredibly efficient, and cost-effective method. SPERBOY™ really can change the world, but we need your support to do it.

Invest now in a cleaner future and join us in our quest for clean sustainability in energy generation.

We are about to embark on our next round of funding and invite prospective investors to join us on our journey with SPERBOY™ to be the first wave energy convertor to be granted a commercial license for operation, offering you the chance to be a part of transforming the UK’s dependency on non-renewable energy and building a clean future for next generations.

You can register your interest here or find out more via our website here .

By Michael Burrett 12 Dec, 2017

Embley Energy has decades of experience in construction within the energy sector and design engineering within its management team. The minds in the driving seat of SPERBOY™ development are co-directors Michael Burrett and John Blight.

£3.5 million has been raised so far from a combination of investment and grants awarded from the European Union, DTI, Carbon Trust and nPower Juice Fund.

John Blight explains:

“So far, we have had an 80% success rate with grant fund applications which has been a significant contribution alongside our current ‘family and friend’ investment to date.”

In this next round of development, phase 2, a total of £1.5 million in investment is being secured to finalise a full specification, detailed design, further wave tank trials and further feasibility studies for a commercial prototype of SPERBOY™ that will be constructed and deployed in the next phase.

Michael Burrett adds:

We will offer equity up to a total sum of £2m with the minimum requirement being set at £1.5m to achieve this next phase in SPERBOY™ development.”

Following this, further investment will need to be secured to build a commercial prototype that will be deployed and studied, resulting in a report to verify SPERBOY™’s technical and cost of energy claims for commercialisation. The physical building of the prototype is phase 3 of the Embley Energy business plan. Total funding required to take the concept to commercialisation is in the order of £8.5 million, through phases 2, 3, and 4.

Currently, SPERBOY™'s concept is proven through the R&D stage. Investigations into its commercial potential have also been successfully completed through a pilot unit deployment and a series of wave tank trials and financial modelling.

John Blight comments:

“Its potential is vast and as a business opportunity in energy generation, extremely generous with current cost projections between £0.0291 and £0.0565 per kWhr (roughly 3 pence per KWhr), outperforming wind and nuclear energy.”

It’s carbon saving potential is also potentially very impactful - a large wave farm could save 47.5 million tonnes of CO2 over a 25-year period.

Once the device is proven to be commercially viable, the company will license the technology to construct and operate, with revenue based on a royalty fee against energy generation.

Michael Burrett reveals:

“We expect to trade globally and return profits within ten years: you will become a shareholder and your return on the investment will come in the form of dividends once SPERBOY™ is licensed out for commercial activity and Embley Energy is profitable.”

Patents, government regulations and licensing legalities all need to be taken into account as well. So far Embley Energy holds two patents used within the SPERBOY™ design: a UK patent 2 424 042 expires 31 October 2024 Optimisation system (rotor) and a Canadian Application number 2 585 689 Optimisation system (rotor). Further patent applications are expected

To date, The Energy Act 2004 vested rights to The Crown Estate to license the generation of renewable energy and grant leases for development sites on a short-term basis for demonstration purposes and longer for commercial installations. If the device array has a capacity above 50MW then consent is required from Department for Industry and Government Strategy under the Electricity Act 1989. Furtherly, a license is required from Defra under the Food and Environmental Protection Act (FEPA) 1985 and the Coastal Protection Act 1949 to cover the construction of any device under the sea.

As John Blight says:

“It is important to be aware that ocean energy legislation is an emerging sector and regulation is still developing.”

  Do you want to be a part of this story? Register your interest to be first in line for this once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity to see the world’s dependence on energy change forever.

By Michael Burrett 07 Dec, 2017

The Energy and Climate Change Committee estimated that the UK market for renewable energy alone was £76 billion. At Embley Energy, our wave energy convertor technology, SPERBOY™, is set to make the most of advances towards renewable and sustainable energy sources, and contribute to a clean green future.

                                                              We are catching the wave of renewable energy and you can join us.

 According to ofgem , renewable sources make up roughly a quarter of the UK’s electricity power, surpassing coal-fired power stations and nuclear plants, and remaining only a step behind gas-fired turbines.

 It is evident that clean green technology, which harnesses the power of renewable energy, presents an increasingly attractive and high net worth business opportunity, in contrast to non-renewable sources indicated by this rapid surge of growth over the last decade.

 Here at Embley Energy, we are currently in the process of bringing SPERBOY™ to commercialisation: a wave energy convertor which operates utilising the oscillating water column to generate energy at the competitive cost of 3 pence per KW/hr. In contrast, current wind energy costs are projected at 6.3 pence per KW/hr and nuclear energy costs 9 pence per KW/hr.

 Co-director of Embley Energy, John Blight explains:

 “It is evident that wave energy as yet is an untapped business opportunity waiting to be made the most of, and we at Embley Energy are steadfast in our determination to make wave energy generation a commercially viable business.”

 The vision is for SPERBOY™ to be deployed in farms of up to 1,000 devices, 6-12 miles off shore. These farms will not be visible from the shoreline, and cables will transfer the energy from the devices back to shore. The technology is simple to deploy and requires minimal maintenance and specialist knowledge.

We look forward to a future in which almost all the UK’s energy – and that of Europe, if not the world – is generated from this clean, incredibly efficient, and cost-effective method. SPERBOY™ really can change the world, but we need your support to do it.

Invest now in a cleaner future and join us in our quest for clean sustainability in energy generation.

We are about to embark on our next round of funding and invite prospective investors to join us on our journey with SPERBOY™ to be the first wave energy convertor to be granted a commercial license for operation, offering you the chance to be a part of transforming the UK’s dependency on non-renewable energy and building a clean future for next generations.

You can register your interest here or find out more via our website here .

By Michael Burrett 28 Nov, 2017

Michael Burrett has worked across a multitude of sectors from oil exploration to motor dealerships and then he heard from a former business partner, John Blight, about the potential of SPERBOY™, to harness the power of waves. Michael was excited by the potential to develop a technology that extracts energy from a renewable source. With John’s engineering and business background and Michael’s advanced cross-sector experience, they are set to make a formidable pair in advancing the development of SPERBOY™.


John Blight shared what attracts him to the potential of this wave energy convertor technology in particular: “The inherent simplicity of the idea that made for a robust and relatively easy to maintain, long life device, absorbing energy from sea waves with the potential to produce electrical energy in large quantities at commercial prices in a very harsh environment.” Michael reiterated to us the beauty of SPERBOY™’s simplicity along with its ‘open business model and global potential’.

So far SPERBOY™‘s commercial potential has been confirmed via a series of successful and significant tests and trials: including a small-scale pilot off the coast of South Devon which provides practical confirmation of the devices conceptual operation, participation in the Government’s Marine Energy Challenge confirming the market feasibility of the device, and a two year investigation into the use of laminated concrete to construct the vessel and develop mathematical modelling tools.

SPERBOY™ presents a strong solution in contrast to other wave energy convertors out there. According the John Blight: “It is a simple device with few moving parts delivering large quantities of energy at a potentially very competitive rate.”

Once SPERBOY™ has completed the R&D stage, the long-term vision according to Michael Burrett is, “to see the device operating around the world to produce competitive energy in a sustainable manner,” and John Blight added, “Success will be reached when the first wave farm is commissioned!”

Both are driven to bring this technology to fruition due to its sustainable prospects and in particular for Michael Burrett, “The challenge for a very good cause, and in my opinion, one of necessity.”

The potential impact of SPERBOY™ once it is proven to be commercially viable is what drives them on in their efforts. John Blight said: “The Western shores of the UK have a very active sea wave climate and the SPERBOY™ device, once deployed in farms, will produce electrical energy in commercial quantities ample enough for feeding into the national grids and island communities.”

Finally, Michael Burrett reinforced the powerful potential of the SPERBOY™ technology to transform our dependency on non-renewable energy:

“There is every possibility that wave energy will provide a significant amount of our energy requirements in the future, in a sustainable manner. SPERBOY™ demonstrates that it can provide significant contributions in reducing the global carbon footprint whilst providing a sustainable source of electrical energy for which demand is rising year on year.”

Do you want to be a part of this story?  Register your interest now  to be first in line for this once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity to see the world’s dependence on energy change forever.

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