PowerPod is a modular unit containing a number of our patented linear generators. PowerPod is a generic and highly controllable power take-off solution with multiple applications in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy generation.
Our patented generator technology has ideal characteristics for generating electricity from wave motion.
|Generic||Our generators can be installed in any device with a linear power capture motion including point absorbing or oscillating surge type wave energy converters as well as the oscillating hydrofoil type of tidal energy converter.|
|Low cost and reliable||Simple design, one moving part and readily available raw materials make our generator low cost to manufacture and reliable in operation.|
|Adaptable||Modular design allows PowerPod to be adapted to a wide range of low and high energy wave climates around the world.|
|Efficient||Energy conversion is direct, eliminating losses created by involving intermediate systems such as gearboxes or hydraulics.|
|Highly controllable||Direct drive technology allows real time generator response enabling control strategies for wave-by-wave optimisation.|
|Dual function – Motor as well as Generator||PowerPod can be switched into motor mode to move into a safe configuration during severe weather.|