Wave Energy Research at Uppsala University and The Lysekil Research Site, Sweden: A Status Update
2015 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper provides a summarized status update ofthe Lysekil wave power project. The Lysekil project is coordinatedby the Div. of Electricity, Uppsala University since 2002, with theobjective to develop full-scale wave power converters (WEC). Theconcept is based on a linear synchronous generator (anchored tothe seabed) driven by a heaving point absorber. This WEC has nogearbox or other mechanical or hydraulic conversion systems,resulting in a simpler and robust power plant. Since 2006, 12 suchWECs have been build and tested at the research site located atthe west coast of Sweden. The last update includes a new andextended project permit, deployment of a new marine substation,tests of several concepts of heaving buoys, grid connection,improved measuring station, improved modelling of wave powerfarms, implementation of remote operated vehicles forunderwater cable connection, and comprehensive environmentalmonitoring studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wave energy, point absorber, experiments, arrays, generators, ROVs
Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Ocean and River Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265218OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-265218DiVA: diva2:864112
Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Nantes, France, September 2015