Sea-Clam Wave Energy Converter

A. M. Peatfield, L. J. Duckers, F. P. Lockett, B. W. Loughridge, M. J. West, P. R.S. White

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    The SEA-Lanchester wave energy research group has been working on the development of the SEA-Clam wave energy converter since 1978 as part of the United Kingdom research programme. This floating device, designed to extract the energy from sea waves and convert it to electricity, has been shown to be an operationally viable device at a 10 MW rating as part of a 2 GW station. In a recent assessment the SEA-Clam was deemed to be the leading device with a potential for further development and early exploitation. This paper describes the concept of the device, its design development and the extensive model performance testing at 1/50th and 1/11th scale in indoor tanks and the natural environment of Scotland's Loch Ness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEnergy Developments: New Forms, Renewables, Conservation
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of ENERGEX '84, The Global Energy Forum, Regina
    PublisherPergamon Press Ltd.
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)0080254071, 9780080254074
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1984
    EventENERGEX '84 - Saskatchewan, Canada
    Duration: 14 May 198419 May 1984


    ConferenceENERGEX '84

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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