KNs Wave Power Converter 1985

Historical WEC’s that has been tested at sea

Kim Nielsen’s first wave energy converter was tested in 1985 over six month in the sound Øresund grid connected to the house of his parents in Espergærde.

The prototype was equipped with a submersible 1kW turbine generator (Flygt design) activated by 8 float driven sea water piston pumps. a 1 kW pilot plant.

The project was carried out as a 3-year Post Doc project at the department of Ocean Engineering  DTU combined with Danish government funding which made it possible to build launch and monitor the performance of the system.