Direct-drive generators pubinar – model! build! test!

Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019
Doors at 7:30pm, talks start at 8pm
The Golf Tavern, 30-31 Wrights Houses, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, EH10 4HR (


The interaction between the power take-off and the prime-mover of a wave energy device is absolutely fundamental to performance, reliability and survival. Edinburgh University has a long pedigree in research on direct-drive generators for wave energy. Two experienced researchers associated with Edinburgh University will share their experiences with direct-drive generators.


Talk 1: Modelling of direct-drive generators

Dr Richard Crozier, REOptimize Systems

Richard will discuss the design of direct drive generators for both wave and tidal energy, and demonstrate how a generator model is implemented in his open source wave-to-wire modelling tool.


Talk 2 : Design, fabrication, and integration of a direct-drive linear generator into the WEDGE Global WEC, for testing at PLOCAN.

Mr Miguel Santos Herran , University of Edinburgh

Miguel will share his practical experience of designing, building and launching a linear generator for sea trials. A 200kW prototype of the WEDGE Global WEC was tested offshore in the Canary Islands, Spain.


Brought to you by Mocean Energy!

There will be a buffet provided, sponsored by Mocean


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