Installation of a Scaleable Wave Energy Conversion System in Oahu, Hawaii

James S. Gerber, George W. Taylor

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Abstract

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. has been contracted by the U.S. Navy to install a demonstration version of their modular PowerBuoy wave energy conversion system off of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The primary goal of this five-year test is to obtain operational data to validate the long-term performance of a multi-unit wave energy conversion system. This scaleable system holds the promise of providing non-polluting, reliable, and inexpensive power to civilian and military coastal sites around the world. This paper will discuss aspects of the design and phased installation process of the array of PowerBuoy units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages361-367
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventProceedings of the Thirteenth (2003) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: May 25 2002May 30 2003

Other

OtherProceedings of the Thirteenth (2003) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period5/25/025/30/03

Keywords

  • Hydraulics
  • Renewable energy
  • Wave energy conversion
  • Wave power

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