Electricity from wave and tide : an introduction to marine energy / Paul A. Lynn.
By: Lynn, Paul A.Material type: BookPublisher: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118701669; 1118701666; 9781118701676; 1118701674; 9781118701836; 1118701836; 9781118703168; 1118703162; 1118340914; 9781118340912.Subject(s): Tidal power-plants | Ocean wave power | Tidal power | Ocean wave power | Tidal power | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- General | Ocean wave power | Tidal power | Tidal power-plantsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Electricity from wave and tide.DDC classification: 621.31/2134 Other classification: TEC031000 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
"A concise yet technically authoritative overview of modern marine energy devices with the goal of sustainable electricity generation With 165 full-colour illustrations and photographs of devices at an advanced stage, the book provides inspiring case studies of today's most promising marine energy devices and developments, including full-scale grid-connected prototypes tested in sea conditions. It also covers the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland, where many of the devices are assessed. Topics discussed: global resources - drawing energy from the World's waves and tides history of wave and tidal stream systems theoretical background to modern developments conversion of marine energy into grid electricity modern wave energy converters and tidal stream energy converters This book is aimed at a wide readership including professionals, policy makers and employees in the energy sector needing an introduction to marine energy. Its descriptive style and technical level will also appeal to students of renewable energy, and the growing number of people who wish to understand how marine devices can contribute to carbon-free electricity generation in the 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book introduces all relevant topics in wind and tidal energy from global resources and historical background to today's wave and tidal machines"-- Provided by publisher.
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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 Marine energy and Planet Earth; 1.2 Marine resources; 1.2.1 Waves of the world; 1.2.2 Tides of the world; 1.3 A piece of history; 1.3.1 Working with waves; 1.3.2 Tapping tides; 1.4 Power, energy and performance; 1.5 Into the future; References; Chapter 2 Capturing marine energy; 2.1 Ocean waves; 2.1.1 Linear waves; 2.1.2 Random waves; 2.1.3 Wave spectra; 2.1.4 Wave modification; 2.1.5 Wave measurement; 2.2 Wave energy conversion; 2.2.1 Introductory; 2.2.2 Types of wave energy converter.
2.2.3 Principles of wave energy capture188.8.131.52 Floating devices; 184.108.40.206 Tuning and damping; 220.127.116.11 When waves meet WECs; 2.3 Tidal streams; 2.3.1 Hydrodynamics; 2.3.2 Tidal harmonics; 2.3.3 Predicting tidal streams; 2.4 Tidal stream energy conversion; 2.4.1 Introductory; 2.4.2 Tidal stream turbines; 18.104.22.168 Turbine sizes and power ratings; 22.214.171.124 Extracting energy: the Betz Limit; 126.96.36.199 Lift and drag; 188.8.131.52 Rotor speed and power coefficient; 2.4.3 Turbine siting; 2.5 Research and development; 2.5.1 Models and test tanks; 2.5.2 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).
184.108.40.206 Wave and tidal test sites220.127.116.11 Research activities; References; Chapter 3 Generating electricity; 3.1 Introductory; 3.2 Power take-off; 3.3 AC electricity; 3.4 Generators; 3.4.1 Introductory; 3.4.2 Synchronous generators; 3.4.3 Asynchronous generators; 18.104.22.168 Squirrel-cage and wound-rotor induction machines; 22.214.171.124 Doubly-fed induction generators; 3.4.4 Linear motion generators; 3.5 Connecting to the grid; 3.5.1 Setting the scene; 3.5.2 Grid strength and fault levels; 3.5.3 Electrical quality; 3.6 Large-scale renewable energy; 3.6.1 Introductory.
3.6.2 Intermittency and variability3.6.3 Capacity credit and backup generation; References; Chapter 4 Case studies: Wave energy converters; 4.1 Introductory; 4.2 Case studies; 4.2.1 Pelamis; 4.2.2 Oyster; 4.2.3 Limpet and Mutriku; 4.2.4 Wave Dragon; 4.2.5 PowerBuoy®; 4.2.6 Penguin; References; Chapter 5 Case studies: Tidal stream energy converters; 5.1 Introductory; 5.2 Case studies; 5.2.1 Andritz Hydro Hammerfest; 5.2.2 Atlantis Resources; 5.2.3 Marine Current Turbines; 5.2.4 OpenHydro; 5.2.5 Pulse Tidal; 5.2.6 Scotrenewables Tidal Power; 5.2.7 Tidal Generation; References; Index.