Wave Energy Conversion

Wave Energy Conversion

1st Edition - September 26, 2003

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  • Author: John Brooke
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080543703

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Description

Wave energy, together with other renewable energy resources is expected to provide a small but significant proportion of future energy requirements without adding to pollution and global warming. This practical and concise reference considers alternative application methods, explains the concepts behind wave energy conversion and investigates wave power activities across the globe.

Key Features

  • Explores the potential of using the power generated by waves as a natural energy resource
  • Considers the power transfer systems needed to do this, and looks at the environmental impacts

Table of Contents

    • Series Preface
    • Members of the Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources (ECOR) Working Group on Wave Energy Conversion1 2 3 4
    • Acknowledgments
    • Preface
    • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • Chapter 2: Ocean Waves
      • 2.1 Origin of Waves
      • 2.2 Description of Waves
      • 2.3 Modification of Simple Waves
      • 2.4 Real Sea Characteristics
      • 2.5 Wave Climatology and Resource Distribution
      • 2.6 Data
      • 2.7 Wave Energy Resource Assessment and Development
    • Chapter 3: Wave Energy Conversion Systems
      • 3.1 Wave Energy Conversion Technology
      • 3.2 Wave Energy Conversion Developments
    • Chapter 4: Power Transfer Systems
      • 4.1 Mechanical Interfaces
      • 4.2 Energy Storage
      • 4.3 Electric Power Conversion
      • 4.4 Transmission to Grid
    • Chapter 5: Economics of Wave Power
      • 5.1 Important Factors in Evaluating the Costs of Wave Energy
      • 5.2 Determining the Capital and Operating Costs of Wave Energy Schemes
      • 5.3 Generating Costs of Wave Energy Schemes
      • 5.4 Comparison of Economics of Electricity Generation
      • 5.5 Economics of Wave-powered Desalination
    • Chapter 6: Environmental and Socioeconomic Implications
      • 6.1 Environmental Benefits
      • 6.2 Environmental Impacts
      • 6.3 Environmental Impact Assessment
      • 6.4 Socioeconomic Considerations
    • Chapter 7: Wave Power Activities in the Americas and Oceania
      • 7.1 United States
      • 7.2 Canada
      • 7.3 Mexico
      • 7.4 Australia
      • 7.5 Fiji
    • Chapter 8: Wave Power Activities in the Asia-Pacific Region
      • 8.1 Japan
      • 8.2 South Korea
      • 8.3 China
      • 8.4 Russia
      • 8.5 India
      • 8.6 Indonesia
      • 8.7 Philippines
    • Chapter 9: Wave Power Activities in Northern Europe
      • 9.1 Norway
      • 9.2 Sweden
      • 9.3 Denmark
      • 9.4 Germany
      • 9.5 Belgium
      • 9.6 The Netherlands
      • 9.7 United Kingdom
      • 9.8 Ireland
    • Chapter 10: Wave Power Activities in Southern Europe and Africa
      • 10.1 Portugal
      • 10.2 Spain
      • 10.3 France
      • 10.4 Greece
      • 10.5 South Africa
    • Chapter 11: Conclusions and Future Prospects
    • References Cited
    • Appendix 1: Working Group members
    • Appendix 2: Mathematical description of waves and wave energy1
    • Appendix 3: WADIC: Directional wave instrumentation, performance evaluation
    • Appendix 4: Wave propulsion1
    • Appendix 5: Glossary of wave energy terms1
    • Appendix 6: Further reading on the subject
    • Appendix 7: Web sites of interest
    • Appendix 8: Acronyms and abbreviations
    • Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2003
  • Published: September 26, 2003
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080543703

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