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    Wave energy control: status and perspectives 2020


    Ringwood, John (2020) Wave energy control: status and perspectives 2020. In: IFAC World Congress 2020, 11-17 July 2020, Berlin, Germany.

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    Abstract

    Wave energy has a significant part to play in providing a carbon-free solution to the world’s increasing appetite for energy. In many countries, there is sufficient wave energy to cater for the entire national demand, and wave energy also has some attractive features in being relatively uncorrelated with wind, solar and tidal energy, easing the renewable energy dispatch problem. However, wave energy has not yet reached commercial viability, despite the first device designs being proposed in 1898. Control technology can play a major part in the drive for economic viability of wave energy and this paper charts the progress made since the first wave energy control systems were suggested in the 1970s, and examines current outstanding challenges for the control community.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Funding: This paper is based upon work supported by Science Foundation Ireland under Grant no. 13/IA/1886 and Grant No. 12/RC/2302 for the Marine Renewable Ireland (MaREI) centre.
    Keywords: Wave energy; modelling; control; estimation; forecasting; sensitivity; robust control; nonlinearity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 14331
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 14:57
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
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