Concept Optimisation of a Variable Damping Linear Power Take Off
Oscilla Power Ltd
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.