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|Primary Organization||Seawood Designs Inc|
|Project(s) where this technology is utilized||•MHK Projects/Lake Huron|
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| Technology Readiness Level
|TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering|
|Technology Description|| The SurfPower is a constant pressure, fluid operated rectangular plate point absorber. The device is anchored to the seabed via hydraulic cylinders that operate as piston pumps. The upward and lateral motion of a pontoon forces fluid from the piston pump, at high pressure (200 bar), to a collection main on the seabed. This high pressure fluid is delivered to an onshore Pelton turbine that drives an asynchronous electrical generator.