The Vigor Wave Energy Converter: Prototype design and initiation procedures
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Vigor Wave Energy AB is one of several companies on the swedish west coast, focusing their work on developing new ocean energy harvesting devices being able to provide the society with sustainable power sources. Vigor's device was invented by Daniel Ehrnberg and works on the principle of transporting water and air batches through a hose to an enclosed turbine creating an increase in pressure, driving the turbine and thereby creating energy. The work presented in this report describes how a prototype of the device is designed and how to start it up and run it. The minimum underpressure required to initiate the system was found to be of 13 kPa, accelerating the water inside the hose to a desired velocity of 3.5 m/s. The energy generated by this prototype was previously estimated to 3 kW.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 43 p.
Trita-AVE, ISSN 1651-7660 ; 2012:99
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103736OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-103736DiVA: diva2:561589