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1. (WO2017149302) WAVE POWER DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/149302    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/050548
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Thu Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: F03B 13/20
Applicants: MOCEAN ENERGY LTD
Inventors: MCNATT, James Cameron
RETZLER, Christopher Heinz
Title: WAVE POWER DEVICE
Abstract:
The invention provides a hinged raft wave energy conversion device (WEC) comprising: a first fore floating body; and a second aft floating body; wherein the first and second floating bodies are connected by a hinge joint for rotation of the bodies relative to each other, in use, about an axis parallel to the still water surface and transverse to the direction of wave propagation; wherein the first and second bodies extend away from the hinge joint in opposite directions; and wherein at least one of the first and second bodies has a sloped surface extending in the direction away from the hinge joint, at least a portion of the sloped surface being under the waterline at least when the device is in the still water rest position.