Wave Energy in the North Sea


Wake

Further development resulted in hyper resonance whereby the Slow Mill follows the orbital path of the wave at a more or less constant fraction of its phase, thereby increasing efficiency. Little energy is left in its wake, even when a 1:5 scale model as shown is put in actual waves. This would be a perfect place to have other activities like anchorage, ffishing, dredging, a wind farm, aqua farming, etc. Most floating WECs don't dampen waves significantly or stop doing so in higher waves but the Slow Mill also absorbs lots of energy from the larger North Sea waves. If a consecutive line of Slow Mills protects a wind farm, freak waves that hammer the monopoles of wind turbines could be mitigated by damping their component parts.    


The Slow Mill is capable of damping higher waves. 

A wave of 27 cm (at a scale of 1:12= 3,2 m) approaches a 25 cm diameter model.







The wave is large enough to almost fully submerge the model.








In the wake of the model a significant lower wave makes an exit while the dynamo delivers full power.