Point Absorber Wave Energy Harvesters: A Review of Recent Developments

Shami, E, ZHANG, R and Wang, X 2018, 'Point Absorber Wave Energy Harvesters: A Review of Recent Developments', Energies, vol. 12, no. 1, 47, pp. 1-36.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Point Absorber Wave Energy Harvesters: A Review of Recent Developments
Author(s) Shami, E
ZHANG, R
Wang, X
Year 2018
Journal name Energies
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Article Number 47
Start page 1
End page 36
Total pages 36
Publisher MDPIAG
Abstract Even though ocean waves around the world are known to contain high and dense amounts of energy, wave energy harvesters are still not as mature as other forms of renewable energy harvesting devices, especially when it comes to commercialization, mass production, and grid integration, but with the recent studies and optimizations, the point absorber wave energy harvester might be a potential candidate to stand out as the best solution to harvest energy from highly energetic locations around the world's oceans. This paper presents an extensive literature review on point absorber wave energy harvesters and covers their recent theoretical and experimental development. The paper focuses on three main parts: One-body point absorbers, two-body point absorbers, and power take-offs. This review showcases the high amount of work being done to push point absorbers towards technological maturity to eventually kick off commercialization and mass production. It should also provide a good background on the recent status of point absorber development for researchers in the field.
Subject Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Ocean Engineering
Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Wave energy converter (WEC)
Point absorbers
Power take-off
Renewable energy
Review
Recent development
DOI - identifier 10.3390/en12010047
Copyright notice © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.
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