Mk3PC Performs Exceeds Expectations

22 July 2010

Results from the one-third scale model of the Oceanlinx floating wave energy technology, dubbed the MK3PC, have exceeded expectations in regard to performance. 

 

The unit was deployed for three months, from February to May, 2010, and operated successfully during that time as one of the world’s first grid-connected generators of electricity from ocean waves.

 

Independent electrical generation data supplied by the power off-taker, Integral Energy, has validated the 2.5 MW rated design of the full scale device. The unit was operated with both the Oceanlinx proprietary turbine and a third party turbine, and produced consistent grid-quality electricity that was supplied to local Integral customers in the Illawarra region.

 

Overall, the performance and grid connection of the MK3PC device was a major success.

 

 

Mk3PC Device, Port Kembla
 
 

"The unit was operated with both the Oceanlinx proprietary turbine and a third party turbine, and produced consistent grid-quality electricity that was supplied to local Integral customers in the Illawarra region."

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