AXYS Technologies Buoys Measure Wave Energy Potential Offshore Chile
AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) has recently delivered two TRIAXYS™ Next Wave Directional Wave Buoys to Instituto Nacional de Hidráulica (INH) in Santiago, Chile.
INH is developing the study, “Catastro del Recurso Energético Asociado a Oleaje Para el Apoyo a la Evaluación de Proyectos de Generación de Energia Undimotriz” to measure offshore wave characteristics for the purpose of assessing wave energy potential at various sites along the vast coast of Chile using different calibrated numerical models capable of propagating offshore wave characteristics to near-shore. The TRIAXYS™ buoys will measure full directional wave data, store the data on an internal data logger, and transmit the processed data in near real-time to shore using either the GPRS or VHF telemetry option. The data provided by TRIAXYS™ is critical in determining whether or not the near-shore site is appropriate for a full scale wave energy facility.
An AXYS Field Service Specialist recently travelled to Santiago, spending five days at INH providing system training and coordinating the deployment of the first buoy off the coast of Valparaíso. The second TRIAXYS™ will be deployed off the coast of Lebu, about 550 kilometres south of Santiago in late July.
Instituto Nacional de Hidráulica (INH) is an organization focused on applied research in hydrology, hydraulics, enviromental engineering (specialists in coastal engineering), and is recently expanding their reach to the optimization of water resources. INH provides consultancy services to both the public and private sectors in all water related projects, helping its’ clients make better decisions on research and development investment strategies.
AXYS Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems.
Source: axystechnologies, July 01, 2011.