Reliability and cost analyses of electricity collection systems of a marine current farm--A Taiwanese case study
The exploration of ocean energy for electric power production offers a sustainable option to enhance the use of renewable energy. In this article, the reliability and cost analyses results of electricity collection systems proposed for a marine current farm are presented. A methodology based on the probability density function of site current speed is developed to determine the speed specifications of marine current turbine. Reliability analyses are conducted by taking electricity collection structure, equipment failure rate and probability distribution of turbine power output into account. Non-delivered energy cost in conjunction with the investment cost, power loss, operations and maintenance costs are included in the cost analyses. Ocean current speed data measured at the Taiwan coastline situated in the Kuroshio stream path are used to calculate the life-cycle costs of the studied energy collection systems. Simulation results show that marine turbine parameters can be effectively specified, and a sectionalized radial collection structure provides an efficient scheme for harnessing ocean energy.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 13 (2009)
Issue (Month): 8 (October)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600126/description#description|
|Order Information:|| Postal: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/600126/bibliographic|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:13:y:2009:i:8:p:2012-2021. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zhang, Lei)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.