Experimental results from an offshore wave energy converter
2008 (English)In: Volume 6: Nick Newman Symposium on Marine Hydrodynamics; Yoshida and Maeda Special Symposium on Ocean Space Utilization; Special Symposium on Offshore Renewable Energy, 2008, 653-657 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Anoffshore wave energy converter (WEC) was successfully launched at theSwedish west coast in the middle of March 2006. TheWEC is based on a permanent magnet linear generator locatedon the ocean floor driven by a point absorber. Ameasuring station has been installed on a nearby island whereall measurements and experiments on the WEC have been carriedout. The output voltage from the generator fluctuates both inamplitude and frequency and must therefore be converted to enablegrid connection. In order to study the voltage conversion, themeasure station was fitted with a six pulse diode rectifierand a capacitive filter during the autumn of 2006. Theobject of this paper is to present a detailed descriptionof the existing wave energy system of the Islandsberg project.Special attention will be given to the power absorption bythe generator when it is connected to a non linearload
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. 653-657 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97845DOI: 10.1115/OMAE2008-57415OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97845DiVA: diva2:172931
ASME 2008 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2008) June 15–20, 2008 , Estoril, Portugal