TCE1 Marine Renewable Energy: Sources and Recovery

Venue: University of Southampton

Staff: Professor P Wilson

Aims: To introduce students to marine renewable energy technologies, spatial planning, capital and economic considerations.

Module content: The module will cover the following topics:

  • Framing the imperatives and the macro-economic environment for marine renewable energy projects. Components of the industry. Overview of regulatory framework. De-carbonising the UKL economy/climate change.
  • Physics.
  • Underpinning knowledge for identification, capture and utilization of wind, wave and tidal energy sources.
  • Technologies.
  • Current portfolio, emerging technologies.
  • Spatial Planning.
  • What is spatial planning? What are the key considerations? Who are the stakeholders? What space is needed? Conflicts with other activities.
  • Economics/Finance.
  • Evaluating project feasibility, securing project finance.
  • Case Studies.
  • Predominantly offshore wind, tidal exemplars, wave emerging technologies.

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