The proposed 250kW Dual Hardware-In-the-Loop (DHIL) testing platform is based on a technology which expands the capabilities of the already established Hardware-In-the-Loop technique. The DHIL platform combines together:
- one rig for testing the entire drivetrain either linear or rotary, from input mechanical to grid compliant power;
- one rig for testing structural components and mooring lines, either in dry or wet environment.
The DHIL platform is therefore expected to test subsystems impacting on the 75% of the Levelized Cost Of Electricity (LCOE) of a wave energy converter.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101007071