C-GEN Direct Drive PTO
The C-GEN generator is a novel direct drive linear generator which is easy to manufacture and assemble, as well as being highly efficient over a wide range of loads. A number of prototypes have been demonstrated to confirm the scientific and technical rigour of the concept, including a 50 kW prototype for wave energy applications. This project focused on understanding how generator windings and bearing perform under marinisation. Results from modelling and testing fed into the design tool to be used for full scale designs of existing wave devices, to demonstrate total energy cost of £150/MWh.
For more information, please visit the project website: https://www.cgen.eng.ed.ac.uk/ or stage 3 project outline here (Wave Energy Scotland).
For the latest public status report, see in the Wave Energy Scotland library here
(N.B.: public reports are accessible through free registration to the WES library).
This project has been supported by Wave Energy Scotland