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Systems and methods for offshore electrical energy generation

Résumé : In various embodiments, an offshore electrical energy generator is disclosed. The generator includes a buoy configured to float on a body of water. A wind turbine is mounted to the buoy. An air storage tank is configured for submersion. An air compressor is stowed within the buoy and coupled to the wind turbine and configured to charge the air storage tank in response to receiving wind energy collected by the wind turbine. An expansion turbine is stowed within the buoy and is configured to receive compressed air stored within the air storage tank and to decompress the compressed air to generate electrical energy.
Domaine de référence : EMR
Auteur Sinclair Nathan A., Wilkinson David P., Kilpatrick Jeffrey P.
Année de parution : 2018.
Mots-clés : air, electrical, energy, turbine, wind.
Type de document : Brevet.
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Ce projet est financé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional, la Région Normandie et le Conseil Départemental de la Manche.