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Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows: Wind, Wave and Tide

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Stephen Turnock

Module overview

The atmospheric and gravitational processes present on the earth generate flows of wind and water. This module studies these resources and practical methods/technologies for extracting cost-effective electrical and other energy conversions. The main focus is on wind, wave and tidal energy devices including the use of turbines for low and high head hydroelectric schemes. Systems considered include the vital aspect of marine energy in the offshore environment including installation and system survivability. A final section considers how large scale (up to GW scale) arrays of devices should be sited and operated together. Design and laboratory assignments explore the physics and analytical methods used to assess device cost-effectiveness.

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