This paper introduces world largest wave energy project being developed in Wales and based on one of the leading wave energy technologies. The background for the development of wave energy, the total resource ands its distribution around the world is described. In contrast to wind energy turbines a large number of fundamentally different technologies are utilised to harvest wave energy. The Wave Dragon belongs to the wave overtopping class of converters and the paper describes the fundamentals and the technical solutions used in this wave energy converter. An offshore floating WEC like the Wave Dragon has to be scaled in accordance with the wave climate at the deployment site, which makes the Welch demonstrator device the worlds largest WEC so far with a total width of 300 meters. The project budget, the construction methods and the deployment site are also given.
|Titel||Proceedings of the POWER-GEN 2006 Europe Conference : Cologne, Germany, June 2006|
|Status||Udgivet - 2006|
|Begivenhed||POWER-GEN EUROPE - Koelnmesse, Cologne, Tyskland|
Varighed: 30 maj 2006 → 1 jun. 2006
|Periode||30/05/2006 → 01/06/2006|
Bibliografisk notePDF for print: 17 pp.
Invited paper and best paper in conference award
- Wave Dragon
- Wave Energy Converters