Wave Energy Converters WECs

Nearshore Wave Energy Converter

Broadly, there are three ways of classifying a wave energy converter in terms of its position. Shoreline devices are mounted rigidly to the shore, thus ensuring simple maintenance and grid connection. The cost of land intrusion and the possibility of naturally advantageous sites being environmentally sensitive has to be considered in these schemes. Secondly there are nearshore devices, typically situated in 10-25 m depth of water. The device may be tight moored to the sea bed, either by way of...