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1. (WO2016055559) WAVE ENERGY DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/055559    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/073239
Publication Date: Fri Apr 15 01:59:59 CEST 2016 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 09 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: F03B 13/14
F03B 13/24
Applicants: ABENGOA SEAPOWER, S.A.
Inventors: GONZÁLEZ ANDREU, Alejandro
PIZÁ SEÑAS, Alberto
MUÑOZ ARJONA, Enrique
PASCAL, Remy
MARTÍN-BEJARANO, Ángel
RODRÍGUEZ BORDALLO, Cristina
TORRES MOLINA, Alejandro
CAMPOS MARÍN, Antonio
RUIZ MONTERO, Antonio Luis
Title: WAVE ENERGY DEVICE
Abstract:
The wave energy device comprises at least three nodes (1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E), each node being connected to at least another one of the nodes, each node comprising at least one enclosure (11) for housing a water column (100) in an internal space (12) of the enclosure (11). The wave energy device comprises at least one buoyancy chamber (15, 25) associated with means (16, 26) for controlling an amount of water in the buoyancy chamber (15) by pumping water out of and by admitting water into the buoyancy chamber (15, 25), respectively, so as to allow for the adaptation of the mass of the wave energy device to the state of the sea, for enhancing efficiency of energy capture.