Special Issue "Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018
Prof. Dr. Eugen Rusu
Department of Applied Mechanics, University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Strada Domnească 47, Galați, Romania
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Interests: renewable energy extraction in marine environment, evaluation of the wave and wind resources and identification of the hot energy spots; Efficiency assessments performed for various types of wave energy converters and wind turbines in different marine environments; Studies of the possible coastal impact of the future marine energy parks; Modelling and analysis of the environmental data in marine environment, correlated with the assessment of the natural and technological risks that may occur in these zones
Dr. Vengatesan Venugopal
Institute for Energy Systems, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, UK
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Interests: wave energy; tidal energy; offshore wind energy; resource assessment; wave and tidal energy arrays modelling; environmental impact assessment; numerical and physical model testing of offshore structures including marine energy converters, extreme wave analysis, coastal protection structures
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of "Offshore Renewable Energy: Ocean Waves, Tides and Offshore Wind”. The conversion of energy from ocean waves, tides and offshore wind into electricity could play an important role in globally meeting growing energy demands, diversify energy supply, reduce the dependency of carbon-based fuel sources, and save the world from climate change. Energy from the above mentioned ocean renewable sources is abundant and the amount of energy that can be generated using the existing technologies varies from site-to-site and from day-to-day, depending on location and weather conditions. The associated technologies for the energy conversion in marine environment are crucial to achieving critical global targets in energy efficiency. While considerable progress has been made in the past decade in harvesting marine energy, still great challenges exist in the design and implementation of cost effective technologies that could survive in the harsh marine environment. Researchers, engineers and scientists worldwide are working to develop cost effective marine energy technologies through their research, and enormous data and information are being released into the public domain. Through this Special Issue we hope to bring out additional wealth of information related to offshore marine energy technologies and environments to the readers of Energies.
Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
- Resource modeling of waves, tides and offshore wind;
- Technologies for the wave energy conversion;
- Technologies for the tidal energy conversion;
- Technologies for fixed and floating offshore wind energy conversion;
- Multi-energy platform concepts;
- Numerical and physical modelling of marine energy converters;
- Modelling of arrays of marine energy converters;
- Foundations, moorings and anchors for marine energy converters;
- Risk and reliability assessment of marine energy converters;
- Environmental impact of the marine energy farms;
- Economic assessments and LCOE projections for the marine energy.
Dr. Vengatesan Venugopal
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- wave energy
- tidal energy
- offshore wind energy
- energy conversion
- resource assessment
- multi-platform concepts
- arrays of energy converters
- numerical modelling
- laboratory modeling
- environmental impact
- economic assessments
- Levelised Cost of Energy