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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Seawood Designs Inc
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Lake Huron
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Point Absorber
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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.

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 9/2/2010

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