An electrical approach to wave energy conversion
2006 (English)In: Renewable energy, ISSN 0960-1481, no 31, 1309-1319 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Motions in nature, for example ocean waves, can play a significant role in tomorrow's electricity production, but the constructions require adaptations to its media. Engineers planning hydropower plants have always taken natural conditions, such as fall height, speed of flow, and geometry, as basic design parameters and constraints in the design. The present paper describes a novel approach for electric power conversion of the vast ocean wave energy. The suggested linear electric energy converter is adapted to the natural wave motion using straightforward technology. Extensive simulations of the wave energy concept are presented, along with results from the experimental setup of a multisided permanent magnet linear generator. The prototype is designed through systematic electromagnetic field calculations. The experimental results are used for the verification of measurements in the design process of future full-scale direct wave energy converters. The present paper, describes the energy conversion concept from a system perspective, and also discusses the economical and some environmental considerations for the project.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. no 31, 1309-1319 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-95677DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2005.07.009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-95677DiVA: diva2:169986