Collision Risk: Marine animals, such as sea turtles and fish, may be at risk of collision with wave energy devices, particularly during installation and maintenance activities.
Visual impact: Wave energy devices can be visually intrusive, particularly if they are located near the shore or in areas that are visible from shore. However, this impact can be minimized by carefully choosing the location of the devices and incorporating design features that minimize their visibility.
Noise pollution: Wave energy devices can create noise pollution, particularly during installation and maintenance activities. However, this impact can be minimized by using quieter construction techniques and scheduling maintenance activities during times when they are least likely to disturb marine life.
Regulatory challenges: Navigating the complex and often uncertain regulatory landscape for marine energy development, which can vary widely between different countries and regions.
The structure, low on the water (2m), does not impact the landscape. The modules can serve as a breakwater or a floating pontoon while generating energy. HACE also makes it possible to participate in the safeguarding of biotopes. While wave energy is generally considered to be a clean and environmentally friendly source of energy