Using the rise and fall of waves in the ocean to activate pumps and generators
Wave power technology captures energy generated from the waves in the ocean, by using the rise and fall of waves to activate pumps and generators. Wave energy is more predictable than wind, as waves normally continue for 6 to 8 hours after the wind drops. The development of wave power is still in its infancy, but estimations suggest that the technology potentially could cover 5-10 per cent of the Danish electricity consumption. Conditions for wave energy are ideal in Denmark and in Hanstholm on the North Sea Coast, the Danish Wave Energy Centre exploits the ideal weather conditions to test pre-commercial wave energy facilities.
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A new report by the International Energy Agency says that India and Europe will lead the renewables expansion in the year to come, and the future looks bright too. A new analysis by the green think tank EMBER shows renewables will double in the next decade to deliver 60 per cent of EU’s electricity demand in 2030.
While renewable electricity has attracted significant political attention in countries around the world, renewable heat “remains the sleeping giant of energy policy”, writes the International Energy Agency (IEA). Renewable heat represents a massive opportunity for emissions reductions, as heat consumption accounts for over 50% of total final consumption.
Today the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its annual World Energy Outlook report. The annual publication maps out the world’s energy consumption and its implications for international energy and climate targets.
According to the International Energy Agency, the world’s renewable electricity capacity is set to rise sharply over the next five years. This is an expansion of 43% compared to today’s levels. Denmark is expected to be the world leader, with 70% of its electricity generation coming from variable renewables.
Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)– led by the governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international organisations will be launched today at the United Nations headquarters.
Yet another test center for renewable energy has set a milestone in Denmark’s leading climate municipality. DanWEC in Thisted Municipality offers wave data to developers of wave energy converters. DanWEC (Danish Wave Energy Center) in Thisted Municipality is now one step closer to the vision of creating a complete development- and knowledge environment where the development […]
The aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
Consulting Engineer Julia F. Chozas together with Aalborg University and Energinet.dk have released a freely available online spreadsheet to evaluate the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for wave energy projects. The open-access tool calculates the LCOE based on the power production of a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) at several locations. Production data may derive from […]
This Sino-Danish project deals with research, development and demonstration of a full-scale microgrid. The work will be carried out by two highly rated Universities, Aalborg University (Denmark) and Tsinghua University (China), in cooperation with Kamstrup, leader of smartmeters and smargrid ready components in Denmark and the company Shanghai Solar Energy Science & Technology Co. Ltd, […]
The Wave Dragon is a floating overtopping device designed for water depths of 20 m and deeper. The central, front face of the device is a doubly-curved ramp, up which incoming waves surge (as on a beach). Behind the crest of the ramp lies a reservoir that gathers the water that overtops the ramp. Energy […]
In Thisted Municipality we have two national Test Centers and development is also taking place within biogas and solar energy. Large Wind Turbines In 2012 the National Test Center for Large Wind Turbines, Oesterild, was opened. It has a capacity of 7 test benches for wind turbines with a height up to 250m. For more […]
It is good business to replace diesel generation with wave energy LOPF buoys. By complementing diesel generators with wave buoys in coastal areas, you can decouple yourself from soaring diesel oil prices – for the next 15 to 20 years. Diesel generator electricity is propably the most expensive electricity around. By putting wave energy electricity into the […]
Hydraulic pitch control is a system where the blade angle is controlled by one or more hydraulic cylinders placed in the hub of the turbine. It is a drive system, which under emergency control can operate without an external power supply. Furthermore, hydraulic pitch control is not sensitive to vibrations, and failure safe operation is […]