Floating Solar Plus Wave Energy Decrease for fossil fuels

They are all talking about a new EU clean energy project combining the floating sun with wind turbines, but they have lost half of their history. Wave power is also part of the project. The wave section is not getting much attention, probably because the wave is converted to electricity by falling behind the wind and the sun in a renewable energy race. However, if all goes according to plan, EU waters will be sprayed with waves and floating solar panels.

Additional beach solar and wind turbines with wavelength, as well

The EU project is tackling the problem of finding space for new naval energy industries along busy coastal areas. Finding new beach wind farms can be a big challenge for hoe, as beach wind enthusiasts in the United States can testify.

The new project is called “European Flexible Coastal Renewable Energy Resources” for EU-SCORES. The idea is to combine wind turbines with other clean energy systems to reduce the overall impact of naval development.

EU-SCORES is under the auspices of the Dutch Naval Energy Center, which evaluates two locations for mixed naval systems. One is the solar-plus-wind station in Belgium, which is getting a lot of attention, and rightly so. Floating sun is a relatively new idea for fast water bodies, including reservoirs, natural lakes and ponds. The idea of ​​installing solar panels floating in the open sea poses new technological challenges.

In this regard, EU-SCORES shares some similarities with the CrossWind beach wind project in the Netherlands, which is moving to receive floating solar panels.

However, the EU-Scores coastal wind seems to be taking a more aggressive approach to breeding farms. According to DMC, “The large-scale demonstrations are intended to ensure that the energy output and capacity of the km2 can reduce the required sea area, leaving more space for fishing, fishing, shipping lines and environmental zones. ”

“The additional benefits of using critical electrical infrastructure and exploring innovative systems supported by innovative systems should reduce costs per MWh,” DMSC added.

Storm Energy: It’s all about space, location, location

Where were we? OK, wave power. If you have that thing, it is important for the Stakeholders to have that thing. Translating the infinite, 24/7 wave activity into electricity is a real goal, but one of the reasons for the storm’s energy field is the relatively high cost of reducing fossil fuels from offshore power plants.

A.D. In 2014, the United Nations International Renewable Energy Agency surveyed the field and recorded 100 projects around the world, all of which were still being tested and demonstrated. The initial nature of the technology has made it difficult to plan future costs for commercial-level projects. However, Iran spent 22 percent on life-saving costs that could be allocated to power-sharing systems.

IRENA also estimates that the cost of assembling, operating and repairing and landing waves will be another 41% of the cost of life for wave energy projects. Being accompanied by marine wind turbines also eliminates some costs.

About those places…

Another Challenge for the Wave Power Industry The recovery capacity varies greatly from place to place. Wind turbines and solar panels do not apply much to the energy field, and that slows down the development of more mature, efficient supply chains.

A.D. In 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory said:

“Ideally, equipment designers need to know the state of the resources at economic project sites in order to improve equipment designs. On the other hand, project developers need detailed equipment cost information to identify sites where projects are economical. That means a combination of device design and storage is a problem, ”he said.

New energy explosion for Wave Energy

Despite the challenges, wave supporters have persevered, and all of that seems to be the hard work. Kevin Rebenius, the company’s business director, is pleased to explain that the EU-SCORES project is using buoy-type wave harvesting equipment developed by Swedish company Corpover Ocean in connection with overseas wind farming in Portugal.

Rebenius said: “It is based on a great deal of renewable energy, with a very consistent and consistent manifestation of wave energy and how this can be combined with wind and solar to provide a more stable and predictable electrical system.”

The Corporal Ocean’s contribution to the field of tidal energy is a pumping system designed for natural pumps found in the human heart.

According to Corp. Power, the device can generate 5 times more electricity per ton than other wavelengths, partially enabling better performance in stable conditions and partially maintaining performance during storms. Here, let them explain.

“Corporate WECs can collect the same annual amount of energy from canal 1/10 volume compared to conventional WECs. 1. By comparison, a 300 kW corporation WEC weighs 9 meters in diameter and 60 tons. Getting large amounts of electricity from a small device greatly reduces CAPEX. Compressed lightweight devices also have low cost of transporting, loading and serving OPEX.

There must have been a green hydrogen angle somewhere…

Corporal plans to make the case commercially viable by 2024. Achieving that goal is also an incentive for other companies to compete with European scores. For those who are successful in your home, that floating solar company combines ocean energy with RWE, EDP, ENEL Green Power and Simply Blue Group.

EU-Scores can also add another level to the green hydrogen fan belt. CorPower, for one, is working on the standard.

The multi-source parades in the EU-Scores show more consistent energy output benefits, including storms, wind and solar, a stronger and more stable energy system, higher capacity factors and overall energy value system. These features improve the business of green hydrogen production by allowing electrolyzers to be used more efficiently.

For those who are new to the subject, electrolysis refers to hydrogen gas, an electrical system that emits water. If electricity is generated from fossil fuels, but changed by a renewable subset and the whole picture, it makes no sense in terms of climate action.

The renewable energy grid is a significant improvement in the current state of global hydrogen supply, mainly from natural gas and coal. The fossil record seems to be at the end of the global hydrogen economy, with the addition of SCORES and solar panels and wavelengths.

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Photo – Negotiation of wave power collection equipment, courtesy of Corporal Ocean.

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