Experimental results from sea trials of an offshore wave energy system
2007 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 90, no 3, 034105- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A full-scale prototype of a wave power plant has been installed off the Swedish west coast and the overall wave energy converter concept has been verified. Initial results have been collected and significant insights discovered. Energy absorption dependency on load as well as output voltage and power is demonstrated. It is shown that great overload capability of the directly driven linear generator is critical, and indicated that, for resistive loads, optimal load does not vary with wave climate. Future grid supplying energy production would necessitate parks of wave power plants in order to reduce power fluctuations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 90, no 3, 034105- p.
High-current and high-voltage technology: power systems; power transmission lines and cables, Electric motors
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-95683DOI: 10.1063/1.2432168ISI: 000243582400105OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-95683DiVA: diva2:169992