"The Pelamis machine consists of a series of semi-submerged cylindrical sections linked by hinged joints. As waves pass along the length of the machine, the sections move relative to one another. The wave-induced motion of the sections is resisted by hydraulic cylinderswhich pump high pressure oil through hydraulic motors via smoothinghydraulic accumulators. The hydraulic motors drive electrical generators to produce electricity. Pelamis Wave Power first tested and grid connected a Pelamis machine in 2004 at the European Marine Energy Center. The first of a second generation of machines, the P2 started grid connected tests off Orkney in 2010, the machine is owned by E.ON.."
Pelamis Wave Energy Converter on site at the European Marine Energy Test Centre (EMEC).
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