MHK Technologies/Wave Energy Seawater Transmission WEST

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Atmocean Inc
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/WEST Testing
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Technology Type
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Point Absorber
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TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering
Technology Description Atmocean WEST efficiently captures wave energy by deploying many inexpensive devices across large ocean regions. By using hydraulic transmission, WEST avoids the high cost of seafloor power lines, generating electricity onshore to achieve higher reliability at lower cost. When WEST is combined with Bright Energy Storage Technologies seafloor compressed air energy storage (CAES) system, the two enable base load renewable power (eliminating the need for backup fossil-fuel power) at a projected levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of $.08/kWh to $.12/kWh.

Mooring Configuration Anchor or weight
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Optimum wave heights 1m to 3 5m
Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 4
Width (m) 2
Height (m) 1
Freeboard (m) 1
Draft (m) 40
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 3MW
Device Testing
Date Submitted 2/11/2012

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