The MegaRoller technology provides three unique empirically validated benefits:
Increased Power Take Off reliability, efficiency and power density.
The technology developed by the partners through the project has been validated at AW- Energy’s full scale testing facility.
Wave-by-wave damping control, advanced efficiency control, energy storage control, power smoothing, wave prediction and frequency response.
In the short term, the project hopes to increase the power conversion from 70 to 88%, improve reliability of the converters (double the lifetime and service intervals), decrease operation & maintenance costs by 75%, boost power density by 2.8 times and improve power quality.
By 2050, MegaRoller’s 40,000 MW power plants could generate 400,000 jobs in Europe only and decrease CO2 emissions by 110 M annually.
The full-scale PTO will be validated in a PTO test rig available at AW-Energy in Finland.
- create power matrices for the wave conditions of different sites
- fine-tune the PTO control algorithms
- certify the operation of the PTO
- ensure that the produced electricity conforms to the various grid codes of different market areas.
To read the scientific publications, open research data, and public deliverables created during the project on the MegaRoller community in Zenodo.