MHK Technologies/Wave Energy Conversion Activator WECA

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Daedalus Informatics Ltd
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Oscillating Wave Surge Converter
Technology Description The full scale WECA design is ideally fabricated with steel so as to be suitable for mounting on the run up wall of breakwaters or other rigid or floating structures The oscillating wave surge converter absorbs most of the energy of the impacting waves and turn it into compressed air which is subsequently converted into electric power or other forms of energy The device utilizes the Critical Momentum Wedge principle where the water rushing into the device resembles a virtual Wedge of kinetic energy

Mooring Configuration Depending on number of parallel platforms 3 point slack could generally apply

Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 50
Width (m) 35
Height (m) 8
Freeboard (m) 5
Draft (m) 3

Device Testing
Date Submitted 16:02.5

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