Point absorber (AquaBUOY) by Finavera.

 

  • Hosepump design
    • Heaving motion pumps water which is used to drive a hydro turbine.
  • Full scale design up to 250 kW
  • 19.5 ft diameter
  • 6.6 ft freeboard
  • 110 ft draft
  • Sank off the coast of Newport, OR in Fall 2007 after nearly completing successful 2 month test run.
  • Recovered in Summer 2008.
Finavera Buoy at sea Depiction of several buoys