The O-Drive is a standardised power-conversion module for use in wave, tidal and wind energy installations and in specialised industrial applications. It is self-contained, and can be deployed subsea, near-surface, or in any exposed location on land. Most ocean or wind energy systems, or any other randomly moving structure, can readily produce an irregular or pulsating flow of hydraulic fluid. The O-Drive receives the flow from these systems and converts the energy to smooth grid-quality AC electricity. O-Drive is fully-automated and equipped with energy storage to maintain a steady power output across short-term variations in the driving source. The standard steady output capacity of a single O-Drive module is 250kW.
O-Drive is protected by patents in all potential markets worldwide. To discuss customised built-to-order O-Drives for your project, please contact BPS.