Linear Generator Connected to a Resonance-Rectifier Circuit
2013 (English)In: IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, ISSN 0364-9059, Vol. 38, no 2, 255-262 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper describes a linear direct driven generator used for wave energy utilization. The generator is placed on the seabed and connected to a buoy on the ocean surface. Due to the reciprocating motion of the translator, an electrical conversion system is needed between the wave energy converter (WEC) and the grid. Depending on how the conversion system is designed, the generator will be subjected to different loads. A novel conversion system is presented in this paper where the voltage from the WEC is rectified in a resonance circuit. Both simulations and experiments are performed on the circuit. The results from the simulations show that a higher power absorption and power production can be achieved with the resonance circuit compared to a WEC connected to a passive rectifier. A WEC, L9, developed by Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) was used in the experiment. Significantly higher power absorption was obtained for L9 compared to power data from the first installed WEC, L1, at the Lysekil research site.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 38, no 2, 255-262 p.
Linear direct driven generators, resonance circuits, wave energy conversion
Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200363DOI: 10.1109/JOE.2012.2227552ISI: 000317920200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-200363DiVA: diva2:623565