On March 25, the acceptance inspection of the project “Research on Key Technology of Marine Instrument Electricity Station by 20kW Wave Energy Conversion Device” was convened in Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, which was undertaken by Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, CAS and 712th research institute, CSIC. The appraisal team consists of seven experts from domestic universities and research institutes.
Prof. WU Bijun reported the performance of this project. His team developed two floating pointed-absorbed wave energy conversion device prototypes, whose electricity power were 10kW and 20kW, respectively. The total ratios of their energy conversion from wave to electricity were not less than 15% which was evaluated from physical experiments. Two prototypes have been tested in realistic sea states. Four invention patents have been applied through the implementation of this project, in which there is one domestic authorized patent.
The appraisal experts acknowledged the project a success, and also suggested the strength of the wave energy measurement while the wave energy device is running, the investigation of the electricity supplied with wave energy conversion device matching marine equipments, and the submergence-emergence technology reliability of the wave energy device.