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Harnessing the Energy of Tidal Currents: State-of-the-Art and Proposal of Use in EV Charging Points

Hydraulic Engineering Area, Polytechnic School of Mieres, Gonzalo Gutiérrez Quirós Street, 33600 Mieres, Spain
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Presented at the 2nd International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment (IRCSEEME), Mieres, Spain, 25–27 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(23), 1504;
Published: 13 November 2018
The implantation of floating platforms for the generation of electricity from tidal currents is possible due to the development of new hydrokinetic microturbines. This article presents an analysis of the situation in which the exploitation of tidal currents is nowadays, the state of art of the existing technologies and the principal projects that are currently underway. In addition, it focuses on the different aspects and criteria to consider for building one of these plants. Finally, an installation by floating platform is proposed to supply electricity to a charging station for electric vehicles near the Nalon river (Spain) with a description of it and an analysis of feasibility.
Keywords: tidal energy; floating-platform; charging-point tidal energy; floating-platform; charging-point
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Fernández-Jiménez, A.; Cruz, D.-D.; Ruiz-Torres, J.; Perrino-Blanco, J.L.; Jimeno-Almeida, R. Harnessing the Energy of Tidal Currents: State-of-the-Art and Proposal of Use in EV Charging Points. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1504.

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