Special Issue "Wave Energy Converters (WECs)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: smart energy systems; intelligent control; energy–water nexus; wind power; renewable energy
Interests: wind power; renewable energy; energy–water nexus; renewable applied energy
We invite submissions to a Special Issue of the journal Energies on the topic of Wave Energy Converters.
Wave energy is a type of renewable energy that is growing in popularity and use, and which is demonstrating a potential that is garnering more and more interest. Its main advantages include its having one of the highest energy densities among renewable energy sources, a limited environmental impact, and a natural seasonal variability that facilitates estimations of its availability. Nonetheless, despite the potential benefits that this renewable source offers, its application and the research that has been conducted on it are still at a relatively early stage.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to try to fill the knowledge gap that presently exists on this topic. The aim is to encourage original contributions regarding recent developments and ideas in wave energy converters. An additional goal is to include other novel approaches used with other types of renewable energy sources. Potential topics include but are not limited to wave energy technologies; the development of optimum control systems (predictive, intelligent control, etc.) applied to this energy source; the development, modelling, simulation, and testing of the different subsystems that comprise WECs (mechanical systems, power electronic systems, etc.); the study of the application of WECs for different purposes (WECs and seawater desalination, WECs and electricity charging, etc.); the use of forecasting techniques (short-term and long-term forecasting) to estimate the availability of this energy resource in an area; grid interconnection; the impact on power systems (weak and/or robust electrical power systems); the efficiency and economics of WECs; the use of arrays (farms) of WECs; and the combination of wave and offshore wind energy.
Dr. Pedro Jesús Cabrera Santana
Prof. Dr. José Antonio Carta González
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Wave energy converters
- Optimum control
- Wave energy forecasting
- Wave energy converters applications
- Offshore wind energy and wave energy combination
- Numerical modeling
- Power electronics
- Machine learning
- Power system