Experimental Results From an Offshore Wave Energy Converter
2010 (English)In: Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering-Transactions of The Asme, ISSN 0892-7219, E-ISSN 1528-896X, Vol. 132, no 4, 041103- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An offshore wave energy converter (WEC) was successfully launched at the Swedish west coast in the middle of March 2006. The WEC is based on a permanent magnet linear generator located on the sea floor driven by a point absorber. A measuring station has been installed on a nearby island where all measurements and experiments on the WEC have been carried out. The output voltage from the generator fluctuates both in amplitude and frequency and must therefore be converted to enable grid connection. In order to study the voltage conversion, the measuring station was fitted with a six pulse diode rectifier and a capacitive filter during the autumn of 2006. The object of this paper is to present a detailed description of the Lysekil research site. Special attention will be given to the power absorption by the generator when it is connected to a nonlinear load.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 132, no 4, 041103- p.
ocean wave power, linear generators, conversion systems, experimental results
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-133599DOI: 10.1115/1.4001443ISI: 000283325300003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-133599DiVA: diva2:370043