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Reference Number EP/M020231/1
Title Using Energy Storage for Novel Control of Off-Grid and On-Grid Wave Energy Arrays
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr J Shek
No email address given
Sch of Engineering and Electronics
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 06 October 2014
End Date 05 October 2015
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £87,569
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Scotland
Programme Newton Programme
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr J Shek , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Dr A Kiprakis , Sch of Engineering and Electronics, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Hohai University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ocean University of China (0.000%)
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Abstract This work assesses the feasibility of using energy storage to make a step-change improvement in control for off-grid and on-grid wave energy arrays. This has been brought about by a need for arrays of smaller wave energy devices to utilise the less-energetic wave resource off the coast of China. For a lower energy resource, control of arrays is even more important in order to optimise performance and to improve survivability. As the focus is on future deployment of arrays in China, the step-change is only possible with the expertise in wave climate, off-grid connection of devices and power systems in China; hence this contribution is provided by project partners in China

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