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 EPE  Vol.5 No.4 B , July 2013
Hydraulic Power Take-off and Buoy Geometries Charac-terisation for a Wave Energy Converter
Abstract: In the past few decades, world energy consumption grew considerably. Regarding this fact, wave energy should not be discarded as a valid alternative for the production of electricity. Devices suitable to harness this kind of renewable energy source and turn it into electricity are not yet commercially competitive. The work described in this paper aims to contribute to this field of research. It is focused on the design and construction of robust, simple and affordable hydraulic Power Take-Off using hydraulic commercial components.
Cite this paper: P. Beirão and C. Malça, "Hydraulic Power Take-off and Buoy Geometries Charac-terisation for a Wave Energy Converter," Energy and Power Engineering, Vol. 5 No. 4, 2013, pp. 72-77. doi: 10.4236/epe.2013.54B014.
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