MHK Technologies/Wave Roller

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization AW Energy
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Peniche Portugal
MHK Projects/AW Energy EMEC
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Oscillating Wave Surge Converter
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description A WaveRoller device is a plate anchored on the sea bottom by its lower part. The back and forth movement of surge moves the plate, and the kinetic energy produced is collected by a piston pump. This energy can be converted to electricity by a closed hydraulic system in combination with a hydraulic motor/generator system. Upgrade to No3 is more powerful hyraulic componets.

Technology Dimensions
Width (m) 5

Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 1MW
Device Testing
Date Submitted 10/8/2010

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