Power calculations for a passively tuned point absorber wave energy converter on the Oregon coast

JA Oskamp, HT Özkan-Haller-Renewable Energy, September 2012

► Power calculations were performed for one year of hourly spectral wave data for a non-resonating wave energy converter. ► Passive tuning was considered over time scales of hours to a year. Optimal tuning coefficients varied greatly. ► The annual power output declined only 3% when tuning was performed annually rather than hourly. ► An array of four interacting WECs placed 10 diameters apart produced 5% less annual power than equivalent individual WECs.


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