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  • Funding programme and call:
    Innpacto. Convocatoria 2011
  • Start date:
    01/12/2011
  • End date:
    28/02/2014
  • Duration:
    27 Months
  • Total budget:
    2.472.851,44 €
  • Budget for PLOCAN:
    614.466,00 €
  • Total funding:
    2.260.510,19 €
  • Funding for PLOCAN:
    614.466,00 €
  • Coordinator:
    Wedge Global S.L. (ES)
  • Partners:
    Wedge Globlal S.L. (ES) - FCC (ES) - CIEMAT (ES) - PLOCAN (ES)
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Funcionalidad de sistemas de generación eléctrica undimotriz

The technology company Wedge Global, S.L. has developed a direct generation electrical Power Take-off System system (PTO) for harvesting wave energy. This PTO is potentially suitable for different types of wave energy converters - WEC's - (vertical and pendular point absorbers and oscillating water column, among others).

This PTO is the main part of the WEC, because beyond performing the energy conversion, it is able to optimize the performance of the whole WEC. This electric solution for direct generation (key component) has been successfully tested and validated in the laboratory (Cedex-CIEMAT), therefore, it is now essential to test this innovative electric solution in the sea, as a natural next step in technological development and for its commercialization in the next future..

as a test bed for the PTO in order to effectively test the marine functionality thus confirming the good laboratory results and also to analyze different control strategies for real applications..