MHK Technologies/Wave Rotor

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Ecofys Subsidiary of Econcern
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/C Energy
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description The Wave Rotor uses a combined Darrieus-Wells rotor, which is contained on the same vertical axis of rotation. These are respectively omni- and bi-directional rotors that can operate in currents of changing directions. The Wave Rotor is mounted on a platform to allow for the capture of wave energy from circulating water particles created by local currents. Since it uses two types of rotor on a single axis of rotation it is able to convert not only tidal currents, but also waves into electricity.

Mooring Configuration Structure on piles

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 10/8/2010

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