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1. (WO2014195537) MECHANICAL SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY FROM WAVE POWER

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/195537    International Application No.:    PCT/ES2014/000090
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 03 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: F03B 13/18
Applicants: UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO
Inventors: VILÁN VILÁN, José Antonio
FERNÁNDEZ ÁLVAREZ, Aquilino
IZQUIERDO BELMONTE, Pablo
YAÑEZ ALFONSO, Pablo
SEGADE ROBLEDA, Abraham
CASTRO GÓMEZ, Rubén
CASAREJOS RUIZ, Enrique
CIDRÁS PIDRE, José
DIAZ DORADO, Eloy
CARRILLO GONZÁLEZ, Camilo José
Title: MECHANICAL SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ELECTRICAL ENERGY FROM WAVE POWER
Abstract:
The invention concerns a mechanical system for generating electrical energy by using the energy produced by wave movement (wave power), based on the vertical displacement of a counterweight. The system is disposed inside a housing which acts in the manner of a floating buoy and is moved by the action of the surge. The counterweight is connected to an anchored dead weight by a steel cable, which is wound in a parbuckle. The upward movement of the counterweight is brought about when the buoy rises owing to the effect of the surge. The potential energy obtained by the counterweight as it rises is used during its downward movement to generate preferably electrical energy.