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Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems by H Polinder, M Mueller

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Direct drive wave energy conversion systems: an introduction

M. Prado and H. Polinder,     Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Abstract:

This chapter introduces the application of direct drive machines in wave energy conversion. Wave energy as a renewable resource is described, together with the principles and the challenges behind its capture and conversion. An overview of direct drive in wave energy is then presented, with a discussion of the current limitations and possible solutions.

Key words

linear generator systems

permanent magnet (PM) generators

ocean wave energy

direct drive

8.1 Introduction

This chapter addresses the application of direct drive machines in wave energy conversion. Wave energy is a promising source ...

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