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A3: Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy

A section of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

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Wind, wave and tidal energy—commonly recognized as clean and environmentally friendly renewable energy resources—are becoming more commonplace, as the fraction of energy from renewable resources continues to increase. Nevertheless, significant challenges remain in reducing the levelized cost of energy for renewable technologies, particularly nascent technologies, such as wave and tidal. Also, as wind moves offshore, with both fixed and floating options, there is further opportunity to combine wind with wave and/or tidal. This Section aims to include contributions across the spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines concerned with the development of wind, wave and tidal renewable technologies, from fundamental device development/design, supporting technologies (control, condition monitoring, etc.), power conversion, to grid integration and associated storage technologies. Studies on hybrid systems (combined wind/wave/tidal) are particularly encouraged, as are novel applications (apart from electricity production), including potable water production, amongst others. Download Section Flyer

Principal topic areas of this Section are listed below. This list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive:


  • Wind, Wave and Tidal Devices (Converters and Other Components)
    • Design and Manufacturing
    • Aerodynamics/Hydrodynamics
    • Simulation/Modeling
    • Optimization
  • Resource Assessment Techniques
    • Modeling/Prediction/Forecasting
    • Atmospheric Physics
    • Planning/Siting/Layout/Optimization/Installations
    • Flow/Loads/Waves/Wind Characterization
    • Economics and Environmental Issues
  • Power Generation
    • Electrical Components and Generators
    • Power Electronics and Controls
    • Grid and Power Transmission/Connection
    • Renewable Power Integration and Control, Energy Storage
  • Operations and Maintenance
    • Reliability/Maintainability
    • Condition Monitoring/Fault Detection/Diagnostics/Prognostics
    • Testing
    • Controls
    • Sensitivity Analysis
    • Economics
  • Other Related Hybrid and Autonomous Systems
    • Combinations of Renewable Technologies
    • Desalination
    • Water Pumping
    • Heating

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