MHK Technologies/WET EnGen
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|Primary Organization||Wave Energy Technologies Inc|
|Project(s) where this technology is utilized||•MHK Projects/Sandy Cove|
| Technology Resource
| Technology Type
| Technology Readiness Level
|TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration|
|Technology Description|| The EnGen point absorber, which features 'Smart Float' technology that allows the device to travel along a rigid spar at an incline of 45 degrees. The spar is moored at a single point of contact which allows the device to be fully compliant on all three axes (pitch, roll and yaw).
|Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions||The WET EnGen is scalable and the Company believes that owing to its higher energy conversion efficiency the device can operate in a wave climate with as little as 15 kW meter of wave resource Using the reaction mass mooring concept the device can be deployed in various water depths|
|Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW)||The proposed demonstration project contemplates a 200kW device|
|Relevant Technical Publications|| •Model Test of Wave Energy Technologies Moored Floating WET EnGen: Regular and Irregular Waves. TR-2009-13, Fraser Winsor and Emile Baddour, June 2009.