In their first half-scale wave energy prototype Mocean Energy have chosen the University of Edinburgh’s C-GEN technology to provide the power take-off (PTO). Earlier this year the company secured £3.3 million from Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to develop and build a scale prototype of their Blue Horizon wave machine which will be used in Orkney next year. C-GEN is a novel direct-drive generator developed by The University of Edinburgh which is highly efficient over a wide range of wave conditions. The university is also engaged with WES in a separate project to develop and demonstrate C-GEN technology. The two teams will now build a test rig which will be trialled at a specialist facility in Rosyth, where they can put the C-GEN PTO through performance and acceptance testing using representative wave data. The half-scale prototype will be manufactured in Scotland later this year and will have the same PTO in it.
Edinburgh Reporter 21st Aug 2019 read more »