MHK Technologies/The Linear Generator

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Trident Energy Ltd
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TRL 1-3: Discovery / Concept Definition / Early Stage Development & Design & Engineering
Technology Description The simplicity of the Trident Energy solution is based around the fact that the system has only one moving part – float / linear generator translator, which is powered by the motion of floats placed in the sea. As waves pass through the wavefarm, so the floats rise and fall. This causes relative motion between the two components of the linear generator (the translator and stator) and electricity is immediately generated. There is absolutely no contact between the two parts of the generator as the energy conversion is entirely electromagnetic.

Mooring Configuration Gravity base

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Date Submitted 9/2/2010

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