Philippines’ geographical location has potential to harness electricity from its ocean waves. When it comes to acquiring renewable energy, the country has slow progress given its abundant source. Studies about implementing ocean wave converters in the Philippines are limited. Creating a design of an ocean wave converter suitable to the country’s ocean waves will help to progress on harnessing its wave energy potential. Locations for potential sites are presented in this paper along with their wave force - a key factor on obtaining electricity from the wave in this study. The results that were gathered in May 2022 shows that The 9.2477 kW/m of Calicoan Island, Samar is the highest recorded wave power, followed by Caridad, Siargao Island- 8.8874kW/m. Barrio, Siargao Island - 8.1759 kW/m, Burgos, Siargao Island- 7.7514 kW/m. Cauit Point, Surigao Del Sur, Caraga - 7.1331 kW/m, Big Star, Surigao Del Sur- 7.0499 kW/m, Guitagican, Samar - 7.0097 kW/m, Majestics, Catanduanes - 7.0542 kW/m, Lucky Point, Catanduanes - 7.0481 kW/m, Charlie's Point, Baler, Aurora and Cobra Reef - Cemento, Baler, Aurora have the same value of 4.1191 kW/m. Last is the Malaking Gasang, Baler, Aurora recorded the lowest wave power which is 3.1807 kW/m. The data gathered will be used to test the created design and dimensions along with the parameters of a linear generator. The Sea Mushroom is a wave energy converter that utilizes an existing 7 kW linear generator to harness the wave power in the Philippines. The gathered wave power data from different locales in the country are integrated to the parameter of the sea mushroom and calculated via Excel. The aspect that was considered on computation is the stroke length whereas the maximum length that the translators can travel is 40mm. Once the condition of 40mm stroke length is achieved, the four (4) linear generators inside the sea mushroom which are connected in parallel will generate 28 kW of electrical power. Despite having different wave power, all the locales achieved 100% 40mm stroke. Meaning that the wave power can move the buoy attached to the translator of the converter 40mm upward proving that the design can harness electricity from the Philippines’ Ocean waves.
Ocean wave, Linear Generator, Sea mushroom, Stroke length, Wave power, Translator, Converter
Jaybriel Monis , Ervin Aquino , Mikael Xer Bie , Jose Lorenzo Domingo; Ryan Nol Sagun , Pampo Freneil; Favorito Rhoderick "Design of a Sea Mushroom Wave Converter for 15kW/m Wave Energy Flux" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 1 2022 Page 326-335
Jaybriel Monis , Ervin Aquino , Mikael Xer Bie , Jose Lorenzo Domingo; Ryan Nol Sagun , Pampo Freneil; Favorito Rhoderick "Design of a Sea Mushroom Wave Converter for 15kW/m Wave Energy Flux" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(1)