MHK Technologies/Neptune Triton Wave

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Neptune Renewable Energy Ltd
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Neptune Renewable Energy 1 10 Scale Prototype Pilot Test
MHK Projects/Humber St Andrews
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Oscillating Wave Surge Converter
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TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering
Technology Description The Triton operates in the near-shore and consists of an axi-asymmetrical buoy attached to an A-frame piled into the sea bed. The axi-asymmetrical buoy is designed to generate a counter-phase upstream wave and a much reduced downstream wave, which maximizes capture from the wave and improves overall efficiency. In order to tune the buoy to the incident wave regime, the mass can be controlled by pumping sea water into and out of the hollow cavity inside the buoy. Power take-off is achieved via a piston and hydraulic arrangement.

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 9/2/2010

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