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Title: Clustering of cycloidal wave energy converters

A wave energy conversion system uses a pair of wave energy converters (WECs) on respective active mountings on a floating platform, so that the separation of the WECs from each other or from a central WEC can be actively adjusted according to the wavelength of incident waves. The adjustable separation facilitates operation of the system to cancel reactive forces, which may be generated during wave energy conversion. Modules on which such pairs of WECs are mounted can be assembled with one or more central WECs to form large clusters in which reactive forces and torques can be made to cancel. WECs of different sizes can be employed to facilitate cancelation of reactive forces and torques.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1244240
Report Number(s):
9,297,351
13/569,988
DOE Contract Number:
EE0003635
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Aug 08
Research Org:
Atargis Energy Corporation, Pueblo, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
16 TIDAL AND WAVE POWER; 30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION