Two new CEN Workshop Agreements are now free available in the CEN-CENELEC Download area
April 14th, 2021
- CWA 50271:2021 – Recommendations for a modular and cross-cutting Power Take-Off for wave energy direct drive linear solutions.
- CWA 50272:2021 – Methodology, procedures and equipment required for the laboratory testing of a modular and crosscutting Power Take-Off for wave energy converters
A new paper has been published!
Design and Control of a Modular Power Electronic Back-to-Back Converter for Wave Energy Harvesting Applications
April 5th, 2021
Waves are one of the most promising renewable energy sources. Several concepts of wave energy converters (WECs) have been studied, but only a few of them have progressed to sea testing.
The EU, under the Horizon 2020 framework, is financing the development of an innovative WEC based on a
direct-drive power take-off, with a modular back-to-back power electronic converter and an azimuthal multi-translator switched reluctance machine. The paper aims to illustrate its structure and control.