C-GEN Direct Drive PTO

PTO Stage 2 - Public Report - University of Edinburgh

  • Stage

    Stage 2

  • Project Lead

    University of Edinburgh

  • Project Sub-Contractors

    Fountain Design Ltd, CETO Wave Energy UK Ltd, University of Strathclyde, Supply Design Ltd, Forth Ports Ltd, Bernard Hunter Ltd, Hayward Tyler Ltd, Laminaria

  • Author

    University of Edinburgh

  • Date

    June 2017

This is the PTO stage 2 project summary report for the University of Edinburgh C-Gen Generator project. The C-GEN generator is a novel direct drive linear generator which is easy to manufacture and assemble, as well as being highly efficient over a wide range of loads. A number of prototypes have been demonstrated to confirm the scientific and technical rigour of the concept, including a 50kW prototype for wave energy applications.

This project will focus on understanding how generator windings and bearings perform under marinisation. Results from modelling and testing will feed into the design tool to be used for full scale designs of existing wave devices, to demonstrate total energy cost of £150/MWh. 

Project Keywords: PTO, Linear Generator, Magnet, Lessons Learnt

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