Sunday, 20 September 2015

Introducing: The Ocean Percolator

My recent research on the cost-drivers of wave energy (see cost-revenue conundrum) identified 3 desirable characteristics for structural efficiency:
  1. A primary interface combining heave with either surge or pitch.
  2. Gearing up from slow to fast motions as early in the power transfer process as possible.
  3. Minimising the ratios of mean to maximum loads, strokes and power.