Tidal energy: Technologies and recent developments

Zhao Yong, Su Xiaohui

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Abstract

Tidal energy supply is highly predictable and its energy density is much higher than wind energy. Currently there is a global surge in the interest in this form of renewable energy for electricity generation. In this paper, a review of the past and present developments of hydrodynamics-related technologies for utilizing tidal energy for electricity generation is presented. In particular, several technological issues in the design, analysis, testing and optimization of different types of tidal stream turbines are discussed in detail and compared in terms of their relative advantages and disadvantages. This is followed by a discussion on the current challenges in the commercialization of tidal energy. Finally possible future developments in technological innovation and large-scale commercialization of tidal energy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010
Pages618-623
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010 - Manama, Bahrain
Duration: Dec 18 2010Dec 22 2010

Other

Other2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010
CountryBahrain
CityManama
Period12/18/1012/22/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Yong, Z., & Xiaohui, S. (2010). Tidal energy: Technologies and recent developments. In 2010 IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition, EnergyCon 2010 (pp. 618-623). [5771755] https://doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCON.2010.5771755