Concept Optimisation of a Variable Damping Linear Power Take Off


Stage 2

Project Lead

Oscilla Power Ltd

Project Sub-Contractors

Oscilla Power Inc (USA), The European Marine Energy Centre Ltd

In this project, Oscilla Power Ltd optimised and demonstrated its high reliability, variable damping linear drivetrain concept, which combines a linear hydraulic “gearbox” with either a conventional or an advanced linear generator. 

Designed for use in Oscilla Power's Triton (TM) wave energy converter, but applicable to a wide range of other device types, the linear drivetrain will enable high energy capture and low maintenance costs, allowing the industry to achieve its goal of sub £150/MWh levelised cost of energy.