As a promising renewable resource to replace part of the energy supply, the wave energy is having more and more interest worldwide. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of different wave energy technologies in order to identify more promising methods for power supply to tropical reefs. It starts with summarizing the characteristics of tropical reefs in which the most suitable places to be exploited are showed, and the classification of different types of wave energy converters according to their construction features. It is also described in detail each of the stages that are part in the energy conversion. On the basis of the characteristics of tropical coral reefs the paper puts forward a new type of raft wave energy device which can achieve high operational reliability and adaptability with cost-effective deployment.
|Title of host publication
|2017 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing
|Subtitle of host publication
|Addressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 26 Oct 2017
|23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing: Addressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing - University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 2017 → 8 Sep 2017
Conference number: 23
https://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=41042 (Link to Conference Website)
|23rd International Conference on Automation and Computing
|7/09/17 → 8/09/17
|The scope of the conference covers a broad spectrum of areas with multi-disciplinary interests in the fields of automation, control engineering, computing and information systems, ranging from fundamental research to real-world applications.