Sound produced by marine energy converters may be audible to marine life, but measuring these sounds is difficult. DAISYs are our answer: low-cost, accurate instrumentation specifically built for marine energy sites.
Because wave energy conditions are widely variable, a wave energy converter's (WEC) control system should ideally be able to instantaneously adjust to marine conditions to increase power capture and improve survivability. But non-linear WEC control approaches that integrate advanced logic and machine learning approaches need further development and testing to be viable for commercial use.
Floating offshore wind devices have great potential for energy generation in deep water. This PMEC project set out to optimize mooring and anchoring in an array of floating wind turbines by identifying which anchors in an array are most important to strengthen.