Go to Danish versionWaveSpinner is a floatbased wave energy converter. The transmission system converts the up and down going movements of the float into a continued rotation of a couple of flywheels. A PM-generator vil be integrated in the flywheel system. A model in scale 1:20 has been tested in a wave tank at the University of Aalborg and at the test site in Nissum Bredning, Limfjord, Denmark.
So far the machinery is made of ordinary bicycle parts in a frame of alloy .
Next step is to build a bigger prototype of non-corrosive materials. This is only one module. The idea is to combine many modules to a bigger wave power plant, WaveSpinners Connected.
The development- and business plan.(Danish version)
Latest PTO calculations based on test results.
A theory about the relations between
wave heights, wave lengths, wave periodes and absorption width.
Is there a maximum limit for building favourable floates?
Preliminary wave experiments, look
A homebuilt garden wavetank, look at fotos here.
The description of the building process (only in Danish, but with many pictures, 5 Mb in pdf).
Read more about WaveSpinner and other wave energy converters in Offshore Center Denmarks newsletter On/Off10.
ocean climate, actual wave heights and directions.
Danish sea conditions (wind, waves, surge, flow, temperatur, salt percentage)
Danish Wave Energy Association web.
Companies and investors, who would like to join the WaveSpinner project, can on request get more information about the technical details by contacting the inventor:
Tangevej 47 A,
+45 7542 3933.