Oceanlinx Develops proWAVE

16 December 2010

Oceanlinx has developed a highly accurate new wave-to-wire model named proWAVE. This software package takes any wave climate as input and calculates the corresponding annual electrical output of an Oceanlinx wave energy converter. 

 

proWAVE solves a system of differential equations for water elevation inside the OWC, air pressure in the air chamber, and (for the floating version) the OWC’s structural elevation itself, in real time. Estimates are provided for instantaneous, average, or annual electric power production. The tool has already proved extremely useful to Oceanlinx for optimizing control strategies for its turbine and generator systems.

 

 

Basic proWAVE Interface
 

“The tool has already proved extremely useful to Oceanlinx for optimising control strategies for its turbine and generator systems.”

 

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