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Technology Profile
Primary Organization New Energy Solutions LLC


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Oscillating Wave Surge Converter

Technology Description The OCPS generator consists of a cascade of vertical hydrofoils submerged in moving water This array of hydrofoils oscillates in antiphase at resonance flutter in a slow swimming motion resulting in maximum power transfer from flowing water to electricity The system efficiently converts the oscillating mechanical energy into a steady electric current A 60 overall water to wire efficiency was demonstrated at the proof of concept test and 65 or better overall efficiency is projected using the new engineering advances incorporated since the test in the commercial model



Mooring Configuration Suspended from shore based structure bridge or causeway vessel catamaran or bottom mounted foundation
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions 1 5 M SEC

Technology Dimensions
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) ANY RATING DEVICE IS BUILT OF MODULES
Device Testing
Scale Test •ORIGINAL MECHANICAL PROTOTYPE TESTED IN HIGH DISCHARGE FLUME AT HYDRAULICS LABORATORY
Lab Test •ORIGINAL MECHANICAL PROTOTYPE COMPONENTS TESTED AT WINDSTREAM ENGINEERING LAB








Date Submitted 56:20.8

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