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An Investigation into Power from Pitch-Surge Point-Absorber Wave Energy Converters.

Chaplin, R. V. and Aggidis, George A. (2007) An Investigation into Power from Pitch-Surge Point-Absorber Wave Energy Converters. In: International Conference on Clean Electrical Power, 2007. ICCEP '07. IEEE, pp. 520-525. ISBN 1424406323

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    Abstract

    There is a worldwide opportunity for clean renewable power. The results from the UK Government's "Marine Energy Challenge" showed that marine energy has the potential to become competitive with other forms of energy. The key to success in this lies in a low lifetime-cost of power as delivered to the user. Pitch-surge point-absorber WECs have the potential to do this with average annual powers of around 2 MW in North Atlantic conditions from relatively small devices that would be economically competitive with other technologies and would be relatively easy to install and maintain. The paper examines the factors governing the performance of such devices and outlines their underlying theory Preliminary laboratory test results from a 1/100 scale pilot design are presented. It is hoped that more extensive development work will follow these promising early results. Engineering designs for devices based on these findings are outlined.

    Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
    Additional Information: 2007 International Conference on Clean Electrical Power (ICCEP), Capril Italy, 21-23 May 2007.
    Subjects: T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology
    Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    ID Code: 33736
    Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
    Deposited On: 23 Jun 2010 15:28
    Refereed?: No
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:42
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/33736

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