University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
The global energy demand is increasing at an alarming rate. It is expected that by 2050 the global energy demand could triple as populations rise & economies improve. The course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the growing need of the renewable energy industry and to combine existing technologies in order to fully utilise marine current & wave for electricity generation & to make the public aware of the minimal environmental impact resulting from marine current & wave energy devices.
The syllabus will include: wind turbines: design, mounting/mooring arrangements, installation and Failure mechanisms. Wave energy: energy within water wave, description and operation of various systems proposed and in use for shallow to deep water applications. Tidal energy: current stream devices, barrage systems, energy storage, transmission and distribution issues and solutions The course is intended for Engineers, Operations Managers. Applied scientists and technologists interested in offshore and ocean technologies.
On completion of the course you will be able to apply a sound knowledge of various technologies for harnessing offshore wind energy, wave energy & tidal stream energy.