EWPP - SCOPA - Laing, 5th year report, Volume 2
Salter, Stephen Hugh
Williams, Peter B.
We concentrated our efforts on power conversion. The design selected uses gyro precession and high pressure oil hydraulics generating synchronous AC. The gyro method allows an efficient increase in angular velocity, avoids torsion of the backbone, isolates all the generating equipment from the sea and provides so much energy storage that we can claim a benefit from the transfer of off-peak electricity into the duck system and its return at times of high demand.