Renewable Oceanic Energy: Proposing an Educational Multifunctional Floating Platform
Authors: González-González, Cesar (ORCID: pending); Virrueta-Montalvo Christian (ORCID: pending);
Abstract: This paper outlines the design of various power topologies required in a multifunctional marine platform, which injects energy to the electric grid. The energy is extracted from the tidal currents, wind and the sun. Maximum Power Tracking Algorithms are also implemented in the corresponding MCUs for a better efficiency in the process to extract energy from the mechanical device. This energy is injected to a DC Bus of 400 V, which is maintained stable by means of a bidirectional converter which extract/inject energy from/to batteries. Finally, a three phase inverter introduces the capability to deliver the generated energy to the mains. In each power topology the design includes specification of peak and nominal values of currents, voltages and power, allowing us to select the appropriate components for all the electronic modules.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.15592/workrooms.2015.0002(pending)
Date: July 2015
Keywords: Renewable Oceanic Energy, Offshore Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Tidal Energy, Energy Storage, Power Injection to Grid.