Float Wave Electric Power Station
Development of the Model of the Float Wave Electric Power Station
Tech Area / Field
- NNE-EPP/Electric Power Production/Non-Nuclear Energy
- NNE-MEC/Miscellaneous Energy Conversion/Non-Nuclear Energy
- NNE-OTH/Other/Non-Nuclear Energy
3 Approved without Funding
ATC, Russia, Moscow
- Zecotek Holdings Inc., Canada, BC, Vancouver\nJimpex Bio-Technology, Spain, Las Palmas de G.C.Canary Islands
Project summaryThe indispensable condition for the development of contemporary society is the energy security. Lately, for limitedness of organic power resources and ever-increasing requirements set to ecological purity, the problem solving of power production growth is more often connected with the use of renewable power resources.
Among renewable power sources sea waves is a very promising energy carrier since they manifest the highest specific power. The oceans and seas have the order-of-magnitude 1010 kW of the combined wave energy available. Using even a small portion of this power we could increase the world electric power production by a value comparable with the power output of all electric power stations operating on Earth. This increase will take place in the minimal of ecological disbalance or environmental pollution.
The Project concerns the development of the laboratory prototype of the Float Wave Electric Power Station (FWEPS), the module of which consists of a mechanical wave energy converter, electric generator and energy storage. They are maintained inside the sealed capsule-float of an axially symmetric streamline shape. The float is disposed on the sea surface in the direction of local vertical. The mechanical wave energy converter consists of a vibratory system and a drive for electric generator. Under the action of sea waves the float – FWEPS and inner oscillatory system are in continuous oscillatory motion. The drive, engaged with the latter, provides a continuous electric generator rotation.
By now the principle of operation and the structure of the design of several FWEPS modifications have been developed. The analysis has been made in the first approximation for an oscillatory system of the wave energy mechanical converter and electric generator. A preliminary design arrangement of FWEPS module has been figured out.
All devices being design in the frames of this project are covered by patents of Russian Federation. The results of tentative studies are published in scientific and popular-science literature and stated in presentations at international conferences.
The implementation of the project will facilitate of environment rehabilitation and guard against negative ecological changes and further warming-up of climate.
Objectives of the project:
- Development and laboratory test of the prototypes of novel sea based ecologically pure Float Wave Electric Power Station, using sea waves as a primary source of energy, with extremely high productivity and operation performances.
- The analysis of an application fields and evaluation of the economic efficiency of the FWEPS.
The main points of the project:
- Calculation, design and development of a laboratory prototype of FWEPS module;
- Fabrication of the laboratory bench and experiments conducting of the FWEPS module prototype;
- Development methodology for designing of FWEPS parameters and for simulation of working processes in it;
- Development methodology for designing of the multimodule FWEPS and simulation of processes in a multielement oscillatory system.
- Estimation of the regional power resources of the Ocean and develop approaches how to use them;
- Development methodology for use of sea waves energy by means of FWEPS;
- Development methodology for use of FWEPS and estimation of the commercial efficiency and attraction of the project.
Correspondence to the objectives of ISTC:
- The majority of scientists and experts (about 80%) taking part in Project implementation as leading specialists were engaged in the development of rocket technology of military application earlier;
- Project is an integral part of international efforts directed on the solution of urgent for world community technical and ecological problem of using renewable power sources for electricity production and protection of the environment, prevention of negative changes in the Earth’s ecosystem.
- The urgency and magnitude of the problem under solution requires broad cooperation of scientists of different countries.
As a result of project implementation a laboratory prototype of FWEPS module will be developed and tested; a scientific-and technical and economic substantiation will be obtained; the commercial attraction of the method developed for conversion of sea waves energy into electric power will be estimated.
In the course of the project, it is planned to hold certain activities together with the collaborators in the field of:
- Information exchange during project implementation;
- Joint business meetings, seminars, workshops and consultation;
- Discussion of technical requirements;
- Joint testing;
- Discussion of the results obtained.
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