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Offshore wave energy converters: OWEC-I

The conversion of ocean wave energy requires a technology able to meet thedestructive forces during storm conditions and yet produce energy at a reasonableprice over a long service period. Many different ideas for the ideal technology havebeen proposed over the years; the main objective here was to focus on a suitabletechnology to act as both a test bed for components and for the demonstration ofwave energy power conversion. The wave energy conversion technologies studiedwere composed of floats on the surface of the sea activated by waves, convertingthe power through hydraulic systems driving an electrical generator. Several methodswere compared using numerical tools developed as part of the project. Project Work

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Danish Wave Power Aps
Teknikerbyen 31
2830 Virum
Denmark
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