Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy

Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy
Author: Simon P. Neill,M Reza Hashemi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-06-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780128104491

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Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy: Generating Electricity from the Sea presents the basic concepts of mechanics and introduces the various technical aspects of ocean renewable energy. Contents follow a logical sequence, starting with hydrodynamics and then separately examining each conversion technology, with special focus on tidal energy, offshore wind and wave energy, as well as current and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). The authors explore key topics for resource characterization and optimization, such as monitoring and measurement methods and ocean modeling. They also discuss the sustainability, planning, integration and distribution challenges for the implementation of these technologies, including co-location with other systems. Finally, case studies of ocean energy sites and devices allow for a better understanding of how ocean energy conversion works in real-world settings. This book is an invaluable resource for students at graduate and senior undergraduate level engineering (ocean, mechanical, and civil) and oceanography with prior knowledge of fluid mechanics and mechanics of materials. Presents the fundamental physics and theory behind ocean energy systems, covering both oceanographic and engineering aspects of ocean energy Explores the most widely adopted conversion technologies, including tidal, wave, offshore wind, ocean thermal and currents

Offshore Renewable Energy Ocean Waves Tides and Offshore Wind

Offshore Renewable Energy  Ocean Waves  Tides and Offshore Wind
Author: Eugen Rusu,Vengatesan Venugopal
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2019-02-11
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9783038975922

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind" that was published in Energies

Marine Renewable Energy

Marine Renewable Energy
Author: Zhaoqing Yang,Andrea Copping
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2017-04-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319535364

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This complete reference to marine renewable energy covers aspects of resource characterization and physical effects of harvesting the ocean’s vast and powerful resources—from wave and tidal stream to ocean current energy. Experts in each of these areas contribute their insights to provide a cohesive overview of the marine renewable energy spectrum based on theoretical, numerical modeling, and field-measurement approaches. They provide clear explanations of the underlying physics and mechanics, and give close consideration to practical implementation aspects, including impacts on the physical system. Engineers, researchers, and students alike will find invaluable tools and studies that will aid them in realizing significant sustainable energy production from near-shore and ocean environments.

Marine Renewable Energy Handbook

Marine Renewable Energy Handbook
Author: Bernard Multon
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 643
Release: 2013-02-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781118603291

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Marine renewable energy is a significant resource for generatingelectricity, and if some conversion technologies have alreadyreached a certain level of maturity, others are emerging. The originality of this multidisciplinary book is to offer a broadspectrum of knowledge from academic and industry experts of variousorigins. It deals with general aspects such as the specificitiesand constraints of the marine environment, the concepts ofhydrodynamics and ocean engineering, as well as the industrial andeconomic sides necessary for the assembly of projects. It also discusses conversion technologies such as offshore wind,tidal power plants, tidal stream turbines, wave energy convertersand ocean thermal energy plants. Finally, two chapters are devotedto power electronic conversion and power transmission cables.

Refocus Marine Renewable Energy Report

Refocus Marine Renewable Energy Report
Author: Adam Westwood
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 185617462X

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The Refocus Marine Renewable Energy Report presents detailed market forecasts and analysis for the 2005-2009 period. Forecasts show Capex and capacity, and are split by component and country. Future markets for marine renewables cabling, foundations and turbines are also given. The modelling process looks at each renewable energy project on an individual basis, carefully assessing its viability and timescale in light of market forces such as governmental policy, financing, supply and demand of contractors etc. With this methodology DWL can accurately forecast when future expenditure and installations will occur. Included in this report * A development history of each sector of the marine energy market * The market drivers of the marine renewables industry are fully explained, from government renewables targets, through future energy supply, to climate change * The technologies of each sector are discussed, profiled, and forecasts given for their future market * Analyses of the issues impacting on the marine energy industry including supply and demand of installation vessels, the supply of steel, project financing, planning etc. * A valuable appendix of company and project profiles plus tables of every marine renewable energy project worldwide, showing key details These forecasts are unique in their level of detail and accuracy. DWL manage the World Offshore Wind Database, and World Wave & Tidal Database, extensive project databases with up to 60 fields of data on each wind, wave and tidal project in operation and planning worldwide. These data sources have been in place for four years and are constantly updated giving an up to date industry view. By only using this data for identified projects, the subsequent market forecasts are grounded in reality. * Forecasts future activity in the marine renewables sectors of offshore wind, wave and tidal energy * Written by leading energy industry analysts, Douglas-Westwood Ltd (DWL) * The models used in forecasting use realistic costing, based on actual project costs

Perspectives for Marine Energy in the Mediterranean Area

Perspectives for Marine Energy in the Mediterranean Area
Author: Simone Bastianoni,Markos Damasiotis,Caterina Praticò,Riccardo Maria Pulselli
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9782889664245

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An Evaluation of the U S Department of Energy s Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments

An Evaluation of the U S  Department of Energy s Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Board on Energy and Environmental Systems,Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Technology Assessment Committee
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2013-05-23
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780309269995

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Increasing renewable energy development, both within the United States and abroad, has rekindled interest in the potential for marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) resources to contribute to electricity generation. These resources derive from ocean tides, waves, and currents; temperature gradients in the ocean; and free-flowing rivers and streams. One measure of the interest in the possible use of these resources for electricity generation is the increasing number of permits that have been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As of December 2012, FERC had issued 4 licenses and 84 preliminary permits, up from virtually zero a decade ago. However, most of these permits are for developments along the Mississippi River, and the actual benefit realized from all MHK resources is extremely small. The first U.S. commercial gridconnected project, a tidal project in Maine with a capacity of less than 1 megawatt (MW), is currently delivering a fraction of that power to the grid and is due to be fully installed in 2013. As part of its assessment of MHK resources, DOE asked the National Research Council (NRC) to provide detailed evaluations. In response, the NRC formed the Committee on Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Technology Assessment. As directed in its statement of task (SOT), the committee first developed an interim report, released in June 2011, which focused on the wave and tidal resource assessments (Appendix B). The current report contains the committee's evaluation of all five of the DOE resource categories as well as the committee's comments on the overall MHK resource assessment process. This summary focuses on the committee's overarching findings and conclusions regarding a conceptual framework for developing the resource assessments, the aggregation of results into a single number, and the consistency across and coordination between the individual resource assessments. Critiques of the individual resource assessment, further discussion of the practical MHK resource base, and overarching conclusions and recommendations are explained in An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessment.

A Computerized Ice Concentration Data Base for the Great Lakes

A Computerized Ice Concentration Data Base for the Great Lakes
Author: Raymond A. Assel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1983
Genre: Databases
ISBN: UIUC:30112075637964

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A 20-winter computerized ice concentration data base was established for the Great Lakes. This report describes the computerized data set and an ice concentration climatology developed from it. Data reduction and analysis procedures, computer file structure and record format, and availability of the data are given.

Marine Renewable Energy

Marine Renewable Energy
Author: Commonwealth Secretariat,Lucy Greenhill,John G. Day,Adam D. Hughes,Michele S. Stanley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2016
Genre: Marine resources
ISBN: 1849291551

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This fourth volume in the Commonwealth Blue Economy series, Marine Renewable Energy, explores the potential for the development of the blue economy by providing a high-level review of actions needed to progress marine renewable energy (MRE) generation in small island developing states (SIDS). Renewable energy is a key component of enabling sustainable development through the decarbonisation of economies and is being progressed in nations globally. Whereas onshore technologies (e.g. solar and wind) are achieving commercial success, most marine technologies remain in the early phases of development. Successful MRE deployment is dependent on critical factors such as available energy resource, indigenous skills (including institutional capacity and skilled labour), supportive policy and effective regulatory frameworks. The recommendations made in this book provide a guide for action, emphasizing the need for integration at national level, between sectors and policies, and for co-ordination between targeted local studies and collaborative global action. (Series: Commonwealth Blue Economy, Vol. 4) [Subject: Energy Studies, Environmental Studies, Economics]

Renewable Energy in Marine Environment

Renewable Energy in Marine Environment
Author: Eugen Rusu
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2020-03-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783039285280

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The effects of human-caused global warming are obvious, requiring new strategies and approaches. The concept of business-as-usual is now no longer beneficial. Extraction of renewable energy in marine environments represents a viable solution and an important path for the future. These huge renewable energy resources in seas and oceans can be harvested, including wind, tide, and waves. Despite the initial difficulties related mostly to the elevated operational risks in the harsh marine environment, newly developed technologies are economically effective or promising. Simultaneously, many challenges remain to be faced. These are the main issues targeted by the present book, which is associated with the Special Issue of Energies Journal entitled “Renewable Energy in Marine Environment”. Papers on innovative technical developments, reviews, case studies, and analytics, as well as assessments, and papers from different disciplines that are relevant to the topic are included. From this perspective, we hope that the results presented are of interest to for scientists and those in related fields such as energy and marine environments, as well as for a wider audience.

Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning

Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning
Author: Katherine L. Yates,Corey J. A. Bradshaw
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-03-29
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781317356424

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The generation of offshore energy is a rapidly growing sector, competing for space in an already busy seascape. This book brings together the ecological, economic, and social implications of the spatial conflict this growth entails. Covering all energy-generation types (wind, wave, tidal, oil, and gas), it explores the direct and indirect impacts the growth of offshore energy generation has on both the marine environment and the existing uses of marine space. Chapters explore main issues associated with offshore energy, such as the displacement of existing activities and the negative impacts it can have on marine species and ecosystems. Chapters also discuss how the growth of offshore energy generation presents new opportunities for collaboration and co-location with other sectors, for example, the co-location of wild-capture fisheries and wind farms. The book integrates these issues and opportunities, and demonstrates the importance of holistic marine spatial planning for optimising the location of offshore energy-generation sites. It highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement in these planning processes and the role of integrated governance, with illustrative case studies from the United States, United Kingdom, northern Europe, and the Mediterranean. It also discusses trade-off analysis and decision theory and provides a range of tools and best practices to inform future planning processes.

Fundamentals and Source Characteristics of Renewable Energy Systems

Fundamentals and Source Characteristics of Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Radian Belu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2019-09-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781000439182

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This textbook is intended for an audience with little or no power engineering or renewable energy background. The book covers electric energy from alternative energy sources, including solar, wind, water, hydropower, geothermal, and ocean energy. Core issues discussed include wind and solar resource estimates and analysis, solar thermal systems, solar collectors, photovoltaics, wind turbines, geothermal energy, energy small hydropower, wave, tide and ocean energy, and characteristics of energy conversion, control, and electrical aspects. This is one of the most comprehensive textbooks for students, engineers, and professionals who study renewable energy. There are several questions and problems, presented with increasing difficulty, most of which focus on practical applications. The materials and problems are drawn from the author’s extensive experience in renewable energy analysis, assessment, design, control, and the power electronics of wind and solar energy conversion systems. Each section of the book contains several solved examples, as well as practical and advanced discussions, that instill critical thinking and apply to industrial applications. The book is divided into eight chapters and covers the most important aspects of renewable energy sources and technologies.

Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy

Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy
Author: Arthur Pecher,Jens Peter Kofoed
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2016-12-07
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319398891

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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book offers a concise, practice-oriented reference-guide to the field of ocean wave energy. The ten chapters highlight the key rules of thumb, address all the main technical engineering aspects and describe in detail all the key aspects to be considered in the techno-economic assessment of wave energy converters. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the book answers questions relevant to readers of different backgrounds, from developers, private and public investors, to students and researchers. It is thereby a valuable resource for both newcomers and experienced practitioners in the wave energy sector.

New Energy And Sustainable Development Proceedings Of 2016 International Conference On New Energy And Sustainable Development Nesd 2016

New Energy And Sustainable Development   Proceedings Of 2016 International Conference On New Energy And Sustainable Development  Nesd 2016
Author: Yuan Yan-ping
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2016-12-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789813142596

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This compendium includes a wide range of topics, from energy science and technology, development and utilization of resources to sustainable ecological development. It serves not only as a combination and analysis of the existing theories and findings, but also emphasizes on new investigations and experiments. The book is an invaluable source for professionals, researchers, academicians and engineers. It is also an important tool for authors to re-examine their researches by comparing them to other similar ones shown in other papers.

Offshore Energy Structures

Offshore Energy Structures
Author: Madjid Karimirad
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2014-12-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319121758

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This book provides all the key information needed to design offshore structures for renewable energy applications successfully. Suitable for practicing engineers and students, the author conveys design principles and best practices in a clear, concise manner, focusing on underlying physics while eschewing complicated mathematical detail. The text connects underlying scientific theory with industry standards and practical implementation issues for offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters and current turbines. Combined concepts such as wave-wind energy platforms are discussed, as well. Coverage of design codes and numerical tools ensures the usefulness of this resource for all those studying and working in the rapidly expanding field of offshore renewable energy.