Special Issue "Tools and Techniques for Economic Delivery of Ocean Energy"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015)
Prof. Dr. John Ringwood
Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER), National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
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Interests: wave and tidal energy; modeling and control of wave energy devices; energy forecasting; fault diagnostics and prognostics; techno-economic optimisation
Ocean (wave and tidal) energy is at a crucial stage of development, with few commercial deployments. The anticipated cost of wave and tidal energy is large compared to the cost of other renewables (especially wind) and conventional sources. There are also questions over the longevity of ocean energy technology projects and realistic maintenance requirements and costs. This special issue solicits articles describing algorithms, technologies and techniques which directly address improvements in the economic cost of wave energy. Studies can focus on the geometric design and hydrodynamic properties, power train efficiency optimization, optimization of wave/tidal farm layouts, electrical system optimization and optimal maintenance strategies or design for maintenance. Because they contribute to lower capital costs, survival strategies will also be relevant for wave devices.
Prof. Dr. John Ringwood
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- ocean energy
- economic optimization
- control systems
- efficiency maximization
- energy storage
- power smoothing
- power quality
- wave energy
- tidal energy
- array layout optimization