Development of a point absorber wave energy converter: design of the power take-off, and optimization of the geometry and installation techniques, for performing large scale experiments on wave energy converter farms Ghent University
Wave energy from sea waves is extracted by using a Wave Energy Converter (WEC). To extract a
considerable amount of wave energy at one location, large numbers of WECs need to be arranged in
U+201CarmsU+201D using a particular geometrical layout. Interactions between the individual WECs (near-field
effects) and the wave height reduction behind a WEC farm (far-field effects) affect the overall power
extraction of the ...