Advanced Hydraulic-electric Power Take Off (AHPTO)


Stage 1

Project Lead

Nova Innovation Ltd

Project Sub-Contractors

Pelagic Innovation Ltd

The Advanced Hydraulic-electric PTO (AHPTO) utilises a novel combination of proven, ‘best-in-class’ hydraulic and power electronic subsystems to significantly increase the power capture, reliability, controlability and grid compatibility of WEC prime-movers.

Simple off-shelf industrial hydraulics were employed alongside supercapacitors and full-scale rated converter power electronics to more efficiently convert the WEC power fluctuations into grid-compliant power.

PTO Stage 1 - Public Report - Nova Innovation Ltd

PTO stage 1 project summary report for the Nova Innovation Advanced Hydraulic-electric PTO (AHPTO) project. Includes a description of the technology, scope of work, achievements and recommendations for further work.

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