Operational experience and lessons learnt

Operational experience and lessons learnt

For access to this article, please select a purchase option:

Buy chapter PDF
(plus tax if applicable)

IET members benefit from discounts to all IET publications and free access to E&T Magazine. If you are an IET member, log in to your account and the discounts will automatically be applied.

Learn more about IET membership 

Recommend to library

You must fill out fields marked with: *

Librarian details
Your details
Why are you recommending this title?
Select reason:
Wave and Tidal Generation Devices: Reliability and availability — Recommend this title to your library

Thank you

Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

The purpose of this paper is to present information on operational experience, of renewable marine energy converters (MECs). In reality, there is relatively little operational experience with wave energy converters (WECs) and tidal stream devices (TSDs), and no published material, since in general only prototypes have been exposed to operational conditions at test or demonstration sites. However, there is good experience of wind devices, both on-shore and off-shore, so this will form the basis of the analysis, with a focus on its applicability to MECs. Where information is available for WECs and TSDs, we will elaborate and consider its significance.

Chapter Contents:

  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Wind devices in the United Kingdom, on-shore and off-shore
  • 10.3 Wave devices
  • 10.4 Tidal devices
  • 10.4.1 Lessons learnt
  • Deployment
  • 10.4.2 Device architecture
  • 10.4.3 Fixed versus floating and moored detachable MECs
  • 10.4.4 Array configuration
  • 10.4.5 Corrosion protection
  • Coatings
  • Control
  • 10.5 Summary

Inspec keywords: tidal power stations; power convertors; wave power generation

Other keywords: WEC; tidal stream devices; TSD; MEC; wave energy converters; renewable marine energy converters

Subjects: Wave power; Tidal and flow energy; Power convertors and power supplies to apparatus; Tidal power stations and plants

Preview this chapter:
Zoom in

Operational experience and lessons learnt, Page 1 of 2

| /docserver/preview/fulltext/books/po/pbrn018e/PBRN018E_ch10-1.gif /docserver/preview/fulltext/books/po/pbrn018e/PBRN018E_ch10-2.gif

Related content

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address