SYNCHRONOUS GENERATORS FOR WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS

VASCAT synchronous generators will be used in a new revolutionary wave power generation system. This is a floating unit which generates energy from an oscillating movement provided by horizontal wave movements. It is designed to be scaled up into an array which can provide several megawatts of power. Based on a modular structure, the system is distinguished by its simplicity of construction, transportation and installation. VASCAT has specifically adapted a MDD-SW permanent magnet synchronous generator (50 kW) for marine environment. Its main characteristics are the high efficiency and compact size.