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Lysekil Project

Summary
The Lysekil project is an ongoing wave power project which is run by the Centre for Renewable Electric Energy Conversion at Uppsala University in Sweden. Introduction The main characteristic of the interaction between waves and a WEC (wave energy converter) is that energy is converted at large forces and low velocities due to the characteristic of ocean waves. As conventional generators are designed for high speed rotational motion, traditional wave power take-off system use a number of intermediate steps, for example hydraulics or turbines, to convert this slow-moving wave motion making it suitable for these generators. Another way to tackle the problem; instead of adapting the waves to the power-take off system is adapting the system to the waves. This can be done by using a direct driven WEC (wave energy converter) with a linear generator. The advantage with this setup is a less complex mechanical system with potentially a smaller need for maintenance. One drawback with t
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