The most promising UK offshore device is the Clam, a floating rigid toroid about 80m in diameter with access to a huge wave energy resource. The rated output would be 3MW, at a cost of 8p/kWh. A lack of Government support has almost stopped R&D on the Clam. This paper describes ongoing mathematical optimisation which would provide a foundation for a future prototype programme intended to reduce costs to 4p/Kwh.
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- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment