Float Wave Electric Power Station
The project concerns the development of Float Wave Electric Power Station (FWEPS) as an installation for sea wave energy conversion to electricity with high productivity, efficiency and operation performance, applicable to meet a power requirement in different areas of the Earth; production and sale of single and multimodule FWEPS as well as electricity produced.
The module of FWEPS is an oblong axisymmetrical capsule-float which is located on the sea surface. Inside the capsule there is a mechanical wave energy converter, consisting of an oscillatory system and drive, and an electric generator and energy accumulator. Under the wave effect the capsule-float and inner oscillatory system of the mechanical converter are in continuous oscillatory motion, while the drive engaged with the system provides a continuous turn for the electric generator.
Compared with other types of wave energy converters, FWEPS has several exceptional technical features owing to: oscillatory property of the device – which can be matched with outer wave space, thus giving the most effective mode for energy conversion; and sustainable operation at varying lengths, velocities and intensities of waves and directions, adapting to changeable external conditions.
Depending on the requirements, it is possible to develop both a single modular FWEPS for output power from units of watts up to 50 kW and multi-modular installation in a grid form.
A powerful FWEPS can be assembled out of a large number of ten – fifty kW modules with a total capacity of up to dozens of megawatts.
A single modular device can be a power source for the sea-going ships, light and radio beacons, as well as for meteorological, navigation and communication systems, equipment for emergency and individual life support, etc.
Multi-modular installations can be used for power supply of coastal and island settlements; for setting up the ecologically benign sea and coast based processing plants, including exploitation of sea rigs of stripped oil wells; for a large scale electrolysis production of hydrogen and oxygen, thus stimulate the formation of ecologically safe hydrogen power engineering.
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