Direct contact dielectric elastomer PTO for submerged wave energy converters
Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant' Anna
University of Edinburgh, Università di Bologna, Cheros Srl
The Project further developed a breakthrough technology for the conversion of ocean wave energy into electricity through the use of electrostatic or dielectric elastomer generators (DEGs). These compounds are highly deformable solid-state capacitors that convert the mechanical work required for the deformation into stored electrostatic energy.
DEG technology allows the merging of the primary mover and power take off (PTO) components of Wave Energy Converters (WECs) into a single deformable body (typically a membrane) with the function of both capturing ocean wave energy and converting it into electricity.
PTO Stage 2 - Public Report - Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant' Anna
PTO stage 2 project summary report for Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant' Anna's elastomer project. Includes a description of the technology, scope of work, achievements and recommendations for further work.View Details