The ocean deployment of multiple Wave Energy Converters (WECs) in large-scale arrays appears imminent. However, there is a significant gap in our present knowledge of the near-field scattering and potential far-field environmental effects due to WEC-arrays. This gap comes from the lack of observational data. To help fill this data gap, we have performed laboratory experiments using five, moored, point-absorber WECs. These WECs are 1:33 scale models of the commercially-designed “Manta” from Columbia Power Technologies.
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