The SURF-MATIC project targets development of a control system that is focused on device survival and achieving reduced loading and harshness in Wave Energy Conversion technology. Survival is one of the strongest cost drivers of the structure in a wave energy converter and the structural cost is a very significant overall proportion of the cost of energy produced. Wave Venture along with Altran will gather evidence showing that this approach is valuable and can be achieved for a range of wave energy conversion technologies. Evidence will be produced to show that the proposed system can be delivered in a practical industrial control system that will achieve the ultra-high availability required for safety critical systems at the low cost required in renewable energy. CorPower Ocean and Mocean Energy will contribute their expert knowledge as technology developers to advise on how best to apply the proposed control technology to their products.
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