Renewable Energies Offshore

Author: C. Guedes Soares

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315647850

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1018

View: 3380

Renewable Energies Offshore includes the papers presented in the 1st International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2014), held in Lisbon, 24-26 November 2014. The conference is a consequence of the importance of the offshore renewable energies worldwide and an opportunity to contribute to the exchange of information on the developments and experience obtained in concept development, design and operation of these devices. The scope of the Conference was broad, covering all aspects of the renewable energies offshore such as resource assessment for wind, wave and tidal energies; design and dynamic behaviour of wind, wave and tidal converters and platforms, ocean energy devices; multiuse platforms; PTO design; grid connection; economic assessment; installation and maintenance planning. Renewable Energies Offshore has as main target academics and professionals working in the related areas of renewable energies.

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2018), October 8-10, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal

Author: Carlos Guedes Soares

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429999550

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 918

View: 8879

Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore is a collection of the papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2018) held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 8-10 October 2018. The 104 contributions were written by a diverse international group of authors and have been reviewed by an International Scientific Committee. The book is organized in the following main subject areas: - Modelling tidal currents - Modelling waves - Tidal energy devices (design, applications and experiments) - Tidal energy arrays - Wave energy devices (point absorber, multibody, applications, control, experiments, CFD, coastal OWC, OWC and turbines) - Wave energy arrays - Wind energy devices - Wind energy arrays - Maintenance and reliability - Combined platforms - Moorings, and - Flexible materials Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore collects recent developments in these fields, and will be of interest to academics and professionals involved in the above mentioned areas.

Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2016), Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 October 2016

Author: C. Guedes Soares

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 135185853X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 892

View: 1488

Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore includes the papers presented in the 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2016, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-26 October 2016). The scope of the book is broad, covering all aspects of renewable energies offshore activities such as resource assessment; wind energy; wave energy; tidal energy; ocean energy devices; multiuse platforms; PTO design; grid connection; economic assessment; installation and maintenance planning. The contents of the present book are organized in these main subject areas corresponding to the sessions in the Conference. The conference reflects the importance of the renewable energies offshore worldwide and is an opportunity to contribute to the exchange of information on the developments and experience obtained in concept development, design and operation of these devices. Progress in Renewable Energies Offshore has as main target academics and professionals working in the related areas of renewable energies.

Offshore Renewable Energy

Accelerating the Deployment of Offshore Wind, Tidal, and Wave Technologies

Author: Iea-Retd (Stichting Foundation Renewable,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136493204

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 7079

Wave, tidal and offshore wind technologies have long held the promise of seemingly limitless energy supplies. In practice, while offshore wind is growing relatively rapidly, all three sectors have lagged behind expectations. This book, from the International Energy Authority Renewable Energy Technology Deployment implementing agreement (IEA-RETD), examines the reasons for this and suggests how barriers to deployment might be overcome. Beginning with an assessment of the marine energy resource, it provides a detailed introduction to the main technologies currently being employed to harness wind, tidal and offshore wind power. It then examines the types of policies which are used to encourage deployment around the world, and progress towards meeting targets. The economics of offshore energy projects are discussed, along with risks that projects face and the types of finance which are available. A final section turns to barriers - both technical and non-technical (including environmental, health and safety, skill related, supply chain and more) - and in all cases suggests how to mitigate and remove these barriers. Highly illustrated in full colour, this is an indispensable resource for anyone - whether in industry, policy or academia - looking to learn more about how deployment of offshore renewable energy technologies can be encouraged.

Offshore Power

Building Renewable Energy Projects in U.S. Waters

Author: Markian M. W. Melnyk,Robert M. Andersen

Publisher: PennWell Books

ISBN: 1593702116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 7156

Off the U.S. coast sits an abundance of energy opportunities-not from traditional hydrocarbon fuels, but in the untapped renewable marine resources of wind, waves, tides, and ocean currents. Developing offshore renewable resources for electric power generation can help reduce our country's oil dependence, cut greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to economic growth, and create high-tech, green jobs.

Offshore Energy Structures

For Wind Power, Wave Energy and Hybrid Marine Platforms

Author: Madjid Karimirad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319121758

Category: Science

Page: 301

View: 7685

This book provides all the key information needed to design offshore structures for renewable energy applications successfully. Suitable for practicing engineers and students, the author conveys design principles and best practices in a clear, concise manner, focusing on underlying physics while eschewing complicated mathematical detail. The text connects underlying scientific theory with industry standards and practical implementation issues for offshore wind turbines, wave energy converters and current turbines. Combined concepts such as wave-wind energy platforms are discussed, as well. Coverage of design codes and numerical tools ensures the usefulness of this resource for all those studying and working in the rapidly expanding field of offshore renewable energy.

Greening Blue Energy

Identifying and Managing the Biodiversity Risks and Opportunities of Offshore Renewable Energy

Author: N.A

Publisher: IUCN

ISBN: 2831712416

Category: Aquatic biodiversity conservation

Page: 90

View: 1295


On the Effect of Offshore Wind Farms on the Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics

Author: Elke Ludewig

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319086413

Category: Law

Page: 162

View: 9215

Renewable energy resources now play an essential role in the energy supply debate, and especially a new interest in wind energy has resulted in the intensified construction of wind farms. Thanks to the growing demand for renewable energy, offshore wind farms (OWFs) are increasingly gaining in popularity, since yields over sea are greater and more reliable than over land. Against this background it is becoming particularly urgent to determine whether and if so to what extent such OWF expansion affects our oceans and local climates. OWFs produce a downstream wind speed reduction, the so-called wind-wake effect, which impacts atmospheric boundary layers, alters local wind characteristics and in turn affects ocean dynamics. This book will help readers to understand in detail these OWF-induced changes in the atmosphere and ocean by analyzing model simulations and measurements. In this context, OWF-induced upwelling and downwelling are key aspects.

Floating Offshore Wind Farms

Author: Laura Castro-Santos,Vicente Diaz-Casas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319279726

Category: Science

Page: 193

View: 7915

This book provides an overview of floating offshore wind farms and focuses on the economic aspects of this renewable-energy technology. It presents economic maps demonstrating the main costs, and explores various important aspects of floating offshore wind farms. It examines topics including offshore wind turbines, floating offshore wind platforms, mooring and anchoring, as well as offshore electrical systems. It is a particularly useful resource in light of the fact that most water masses are deep and therefore not suitable for fixed offshore wind farms. A valuable reference work for students and researchers interested in naval and ocean engineering and economics, this book provides a new perspective on floating offshore wind farms, and makes a useful contribution to the existing literature.

Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions

Author: Mark A. Shields,Andrew I.L. Payne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401780021

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 2908

It is now widely recognized that there is a need for long-term secure and suitable sustainable forms of energy. Renewable energy from the marine environment, in particular renewable energy from tidal currents, wave and wind, can help achieve a sustainable energy future. Our understanding of environmental impacts and suitable mitigation methods associated with extracting renewable energy from the marine environment is improving all the time and it is essential that we be able to distinguish between natural and anthropocentric drivers and impacts. An overview of current understanding of the environmental implications of marine renewable energy technology is provided.

Handbook of Wind Power Systems

Author: Panos M. Pardalos,Steffen Rebennack,Mario V. F. Pereira,Niko A. Iliadis,Vijay Pappu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642410804

Category: Science

Page: 843

View: 658

Wind power is currently considered as the fastest growing energy resource in the world. Technological advances and government subsidies have contributed in the rapid rise of Wind power systems. The Handbook on Wind Power Systems provides an overview on several aspects of wind power systems and is divided into four sections: optimization problems in wind power generation, grid integration of wind power systems, modeling, control and maintenance of wind facilities and innovative wind energy generation. The chapters are contributed by experts working on different aspects of wind energy generation and conversion.

Offshore Wind Energy

Research on Environmental Impacts

Author: Julia Köller,Johann Köppel,Wolfgang Peters

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540346775

Category: Science

Page: 371

View: 5363

This book provides the only compendium of the research efforts of the German Federal Republic for the development of offshore wind energy that summarizes the main findings of German accompanying research. The main objective of the book is to show the relevance of the new results and realizations of the research projects for the planning and permission process for offshore wind energy plants.

Structural Integrity of Offshore Wind Turbines

Oversight of Design, Fabrication, and Installation - Special Report 305

Author: Transportation Research Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309225159

Category: Science

Page: 140

View: 8424

TRB Special Report 305: Structural Integrity of Offshore Wind Turbines: Oversight of Design, Fabrication, and Installation explores the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approach to overseeing the development and safe operation of wind turbines on the outer continental shelf, with a focus on structural safety. The committee that developed the report recommended that in order to facilitate the orderly development of offshore wind energy and support the stable economic development of this nascent industry, the United States needs a set of clear requirements that can accommodate future design development. The report recommends that BOEMRE develop a set of requirements that establish goals and objectives with regard to structural integrity, environmental performance, and energy generation. The committee found that the risks to human life and the environment associated with offshore wind farms are substantially lower than for other industries such as offshore oil and gas, because offshore wind farms are primarily unmanned and contain minimal quantities of hazardous substances. This finding implies that an approach with significantly less regulatory oversight may be taken for offshore wind farms. Under this approach, industry would be responsible for proposing sets of standards, guidelines, and recommended practices that meet the performance requirements established by BOEMRE. The domestic industry can build on standards, guidelines, and practices developed in Europe, where the offshore wind energy is further developed, but will have to fill gaps such as the need to address wave and wind loadings encountered in hurricanes. The report also includes findings and recommendations about the role that certified verification agents (third party evaluators) can play in reviewing packages of standards and project-specific proposals.

The realisation of offshore wind park projects in Germany - political environment, legal framework and bankability implications

Author: Steffen Blomberg

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954895927

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 115

View: 3525

According to the German government’s new energy concept that was recently introduced, renewable energies shall replace fossil and nuclear energy sources step-by-step. The offshore wind energy sector plays a key role in this new energy strategy, and shall contribute the major share of renewable energy to the future German energy mix. The purpose of this study is to examine and evaluate the applicable conditions that have to be considered by project developers and investors when realising an offshore wind park project in Germany. Firstly, it analyses the political environment for the offshore wind energy sector in Germany. Secondly, it gives an overview of the most relevant German legal statutes determining, inter alia, the establishment of wind energy priority areas, the applicable German feed-in tariff scheme, and the necessary approval process for offshore wind parks to be erected in the German exclusive economic zone. Thirdly, those potential bankability issues and financing challenges are discussed that an offshore wind park project planner might be exposed to when trying to secure a debt financing for such a sophisticated and capital-intensive project.

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

Author: Detlef Stolten,Viktor Scherer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 352767389X

Category: Science

Page: 1008

View: 2747

In this ready reference, top academic researchers, industry players and government officers join forces to develop commercial concepts for the transition from current nuclear or fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy systems within a limited time span. They take into account the latest science and technology, including an analysis of the feasibility and impact on the environment, economy and society. In so doing, they discuss such complex topics as electrical and gas grids, fossil power plants and energy storage technologies. The contributions also include robust, conceivable and breakthrough technologies that will be viable and implementable by 2020.

Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy

Generating Electricity from the Sea

Author: Simon P. Neill,M Reza Hashemi

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012810449X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 3187

Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy: Generating Electricity from the Sea presents the basic concepts of mechanics and introduces the various technical aspects of ocean renewable energy. Contents follow a logical sequence, starting with hydrodynamics and then separately examining each conversion technology, with special focus on tidal energy, offshore wind and wave energy, as well as current and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). The authors explore key topics for resource characterization and optimization, such as monitoring and measurement methods and ocean modeling. They also discuss the sustainability, planning, integration and distribution challenges for the implementation of these technologies, including co-location with other systems. Finally, case studies of ocean energy sites and devices allow for a better understanding of how ocean energy conversion works in real-world settings. This book is an invaluable resource for students at graduate and senior undergraduate level engineering (ocean, mechanical, and civil) and oceanography with prior knowledge of fluid mechanics and mechanics of materials. Presents the fundamental physics and theory behind ocean energy systems, covering both oceanographic and engineering aspects of ocean energy Explores the most widely adopted conversion technologies, including tidal, wave, offshore wind, ocean thermal and currents

Learning from Wind Power

Governance, Societal and Policy Perspectives on Sustainable Energy

Author: Joseph Szarka,Richard Cowell,Geraint Ellis,Peter A. Strachan,Charles Warren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137265272

Category: Science

Page: 259

View: 8323

Bringing together contributions from leading researchers, this volume reflects on the political, institutional and social factors that have shaped the recent expansion of wind energy, and to consider what lessons this experience may provide for the future expansion of other renewable technologies.

Managing Britain's Marine and Coastal Environment

Towards a Sustainable Future

Author: Jonathan Potts,Hance D. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134330863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4411

Britain's maritime tradition is well documented. The management of its marine and coastal environment is therefore of tantamount importance, and offers lessons for other nations across the world. The beginning of the new millennium marks a major, long-term turning point in the historical development of Britain's maritime interest discernible by continued diversification and intensification in the uses of the sea; unprecedented and often adverse environmental impacts engendered by these uses; and the beginning of a major effort to establish a comprehensive management system which can deal with both multiple uses and environmental impacts. This collection, featuring an impressive list of contributors, covers themes including maritime history, environmental issues, public policy, tourism, technology and resources as well as open sea development and management. It is a useful addition for those interested in geography, the environment, maritime studies and also engineering.

Energy Act 2008

Chapter 32, Explanatory Notes

Author: Great Britain

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780105632085


Page: 116

View: 4163

These notes refer to the Energy Act 2008 (c. 24) (ISBN 9780105432081) which received Royal Assent on 26 November 2008