Special Issue "Advanced Analysis and Techniques of Wave Energy Conversion and Integrated Storage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 November 2021.
Interests: wave energy conversion; energy storage; electrical machines
Wave energy converter (WEC) technologies that capture the vast power of ocean waves have been developing as a strong supplement in the world’s renewable energy portfolio. The infrastructure evolving with the increasing presence of offshore wind systems can also act as an enabler for the accelerated deployment of these technologies for the utility scale market. However, several major challenges such as cost, conversion efficiency, and reliability remain and delay the commercialization of WEC devices in the renewable generation market. Nevertheless, there are new market opportunities emerging in support of the Blue Economy which provide unique end user needs that WEC technologies can be well suited to meet. Therefore, the guest editors of this Special Issue invite paper contributions from the R&D community that help to address these important challenges and opportunities.
Special topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Control strategies for wave power smoothing and dispatching;
- Development of advanced power-take off (PTO) systems;
- High speed unidirectional rotational energy conversion;
- Novel gearing/coupling mechanisms;
- Wave energy storage and grid integration (batteries, supercapacitors, flywheels, etc.);
- Hybrid renewable energy frameworks that integrate WEC systems;
- WEC applications and designs that can support the Blue Economy (ocean observations, aquaculture, desalination, etc.).
Prof. Bora Karayaka
Dr. Nathan Michael Tom
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- wave energy
- cost reduction
- wave power smoothing
- energy storage
- unidirectional rotational operation
- control strategies
- hybrid systems