16 May, 2018

Donors

For possible Donors & Sponsors, private or legal entities:

The climate needs your action as well! Here is your chance to really make a difference, in the fight against climate change.

Imagine taking an early part in bringing to life a concept that will be seen in the thousands on all oceans for decades, saving the climate for the coming generations.

A few words from the founder

To finally make the wave energy profitable and accessible to all is no easy endeavour but is certainly a worthwhile cause for the best of the environment and our future generations. To make this into reality, I left my well-paying job as an airline captain/pilot and have until now worked more than 14,000 hours (six years) without any pay, as well as spent most of my savings.

I have also employed like-minded professionals who tirelessly work for this cause as they passionately believe in our ability to successfully bring this positive change to the world for a brighter and more sustainable future.

Jan Skjoldhammer & Douglas A-26 Invader after Atlantic crossing, 1988

There is also a growing circle of experts who are assisting/advising us in this challenging path without expecting monetary gain; simply because they are convinced that NoviOcean will bring about the long-awaited breakthrough in the wave energy sector for the better of the climate.

As you might know, our smaller NoviOcean 1:5 scale prototype has already been built and tested, both in a wave tank and offshore environment; it performed exactly as expected and matched third-party numerical analysis up to this point. We are though preparing for some upgrades as I write this letter, as it takes time to make all perfect. However, the lessons we have learned so far make us confident in taking our next step to design, upscale, and build our first full-scale 500 kW pilot unit. This work will commence in summer 2021.

We estimate to be able to do so for only 5 MEUR, which is a fraction of what other competitors have used for building much smaller models. A simple justification for such difference lies in the fact that the NoviOcean system is comprised of remarkably simple mechanisms, utilizing reliable components that have stood the test of time for many centuries. Despite unbelievably low development costs, there are still many challenges to overcome in our journey, one of them being funding. Although we are getting some grants, we need more to be able to do our part in solving the climate crisis before it is too late. It takes a lot of time and resources to write grant applications as well as having dialogues with potential investors. The more we can get in other ways, the faster we will be in the water with our full-scale unit, the faster we can start doing meaningful efforts towards the climate goals.

The more we can secure also through contributions, the faster we will be moving towards producing clean and affordable energy from the oceans, thereby lowering fossil emissions on a similar scale. Our goal is to have NoviOcean WECs deployed in the thousands in all continents, serving millions of homes with stable energy from the oceans. It will be possible by the means of extremely priceworthy licensing to any serious company wanting to deploy NoviOcean arrays in their region! This will ensure an exponential growth rate as opposed to the common organic growth, all to the best of the climate.

If our story and mission resonate with you, and if you would like to help us get “in the waters” as soon as possible, any contribution, big or small, will be highly appreciated! Here is your chance to really make a difference.

All contributions of any size are welcome and much appreciated. We have prepared four special “Thank You” packages based on different levels of contributions. We have named them “Bronze”, “Silver”, “Gold”, and “Platinum” (please see below for more information).

To honor you, our donors, and sponsors (Bronze and higher), we will send you all an e-diploma, showing that you do contribute to saving the climate by supporting us. You can also choose to receive Novige’s newsletter and regular updates on our progress via email. All donors on this list will be invited to join our monthly webinar, where we will brief you about the latest progress and you will be able to interact directly with the founder and others in the team, by chat or verbally.

Silver (and higher) contributors are most welcome to use our logotype in their marketing material. A nice way of showing your associates that you are taking real action in fighting climate change! Moreover, legitimate companies that belong to this group will have the opportunity to showcase their logo (and a link to their website) on our website. We are also more than happy to communicate with your staff, with updates and/or video meetings, as this will provide for a team sensation, a common positive spirit as well as more internal enthusiasm in the company.

A special perk available to our Gold (and higher) contributors will be to have their names/logos on a large visible placard placed on the first full-size NoviOcean WEC unit deployed, sitting there for twenty or more years.

Aside from the previously mentioned, our Platinum members will be included in a special section alongside our team. Also, there is an option available to join our core team and/or our advisory board if you wish so, giving you the opportunity to be a much-appreciated part of our adventure. More so, you will be mentioned in our press releases as well as being invited to our special events. When the time comes, you (our Platinum members) will be all invited on-board of our first commercial NoviOcean unit, with your VIP partners of choice, to see the real-life action, observing the cylinder pumping hard and hearing the turbine spinning wildly as it powers the generator. A ride of a lifetime, we guarantee it!

Jan Skjoldhammer
Founder and CEO, Novige AB
6 April 2021




  • Bronze contributions start from 100 EUR
  • Silver contributions start from 1,000 EUR
  • Gold contributions start from 2,000 EUR
  • Platinum contributions start from 10,000 EUR
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