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1. (WO2018146440) APPARATUS FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY USING WATER MOVEMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/146440    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/000010
Publication Date: Fri Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jan 18 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: F03B 13/10
F03B 13/26
F03B 17/06
Applicants: OCEAN CURRENT ENERGY LLC
Inventors: MULVEY, Patrick James
BAXLEY, William Edward
Title: APPARATUS FOR GENERATING ELECTRICITY USING WATER MOVEMENT
Abstract:
Apparatus (2) for generating electricity using water movement, which apparatus (2) comprises: (i) a plurality of electrical generators (4) which are for generating electricity and which each comprises a housing (6), a rotor (8) and a stator (10); and (ii) a support structure (12) for the electrical generators (4), and the apparatus (2) being such that (iii) the support structure (12) comprises an open lattice framework (14) which forms a cradle for the electrical generators (4); (iv) the support structure (12) comprises a plurality of shock-absorbing members (16); and (v) the shock-absorbing members (16) are positioned at the base of the open lattice framework (14) such that in use with the apparatus (2) mounted to a waterbed (18), the shock-absorbing members (16) are able to at least partially absorb a seismic shock.