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Review on Wave Energy Technologies and Power Equipment for Tropical Reefs

Tao, Liang, Gao, Jingwei, Wang, Ruichen and Dong, Jianguo (2017) Review on Wave Energy Technologies and Power Equipment for Tropical Reefs. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Automation & Computing, (University of Huddersfield, 7-8 September 2017). ISSN 9780701702601

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Abstract

As a promising renewable resource to replace part of the energy supply, the wave energy is having more and more interest worldwide. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of different wave energy technologies in order to identify more promising methods for power supply to tropical reefs. It starts with summarizing the characteristics of tropical reefs in which the most suitable places to be exploited are shown, and the classification of different types of wave energy converters according to their construction features. It is also described in detail each of the stages that are part of the energy conversion. On the basis of the characteristics of tropical coral reefs, the paper puts forward a new type of raft wave energy device which can achieve high operational reliability and adaptability with cost-effective deployment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewable energy; Wave energy harvesting; Tropical reefs
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering > Institute of Railway Research
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Depositing User: Ruichen Wang
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 08:10
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2017 04:28
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/33195

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