Power Plant Changing Sea Wave Energy into Electric Energy
This invention is about a power plant changing the potential and kinetic energy within the wave motion into electric energy through the designed system. The pontoon element positioned on a main shaft is moved vertically up/down and this motion is transferred to the pulleys as rotary motion through the belt. As a result of the changing of linear motion into rotary motion, the input shaft of reducer is actuated both clockwise and counterclockwise. This two-way motion is changed into one-way rotary motion owing to the special design of the reducer and power is produced with the transfer of the motion to the alternator.
To maximize the vertical motion of the pontoon element, the potential energy of the wave during its vertical motion is utilized to the maximum through the designed system and at the same time the kinetic energy of the wave during its horizontal motion is changed into potential energy through this system and thus kinetic energy is significantly utilized to maximize the up-motion of the pontoon element. The pontoon element moving vertically with the effect of the waves might increase its weight by taking in water thanks to its structure. The pontoon element reaching the maximum height actuates the input shaft of the reducer clockwise while it performs downward free fall movement due to the loss of effect of the wave. The movement following the vertical fall movement shall be vertical upward movement of the pontoon with the effect of the wave. As a result of this movement, the pulley of the reducer shall be actuated counterclockwise. The pulley of the reducer, having been forced to turn clockwise and counterclockwise, shall be turned into rotary motion only clockwise at the output of the reducer owing to the special design of the reducer. The motion is transferred to the flywheel through the output shaft of the reducer. The energy transferred to the flywheel is stored via the mass inertia. Power transfer with a more fixed engine speed is possible by minimizing the changes in circulation as a result of the transfer of the motion to the alternator via the flywheel. As a result of the actuation of the alternator with the appropriate speed and torque, the aimed electric energy is produced.
EP 2,649,305 issued 2013-10-16 [MORE INFO
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