Marine Renewable Energy Handbook

Marine Renewable Energy Handbook

Edited by

Bernard Multon, ENS de Cachan, Rennes, France

ISBN : 9781848213326

Publication Date : December 2011

Hardcover 672 pp

277.00 USD



Marine renewable energy is a significant resource for generating electricity, and if some conversion technologies have already reached a certain level of maturity, others are emerging.

The originality of this multidisciplinary book is to offer a broad spectrum of knowledge from academic and industry experts of various origins. It deals with general aspects such as the specificities and constraints of the marine environment, the concepts of hydrodynamics and ocean engineering, as well as the industrial and economic sides necessary for the assembly of projects.

It also discusses conversion technologies such as offshore wind, tidal power plants, tidal stream turbines, wave energy converters and ocean thermal energy plants. Finally, two chapters are devoted to power electronic conversion and power transmission cables.


Foreword, Michel Paillard.
1. Marine Environment and Energy Resources, Raymond Nerzic and Jean-Pierre Mazé.
2. Constraints of the Marine Environment, Marc Prevosto, Peter Davies, Chantal Compère and Michel Olagnon.
3. Some Concepts of Hydrodynamics and Ocean Engineering, Aurélien Babarit, Hakim Mouslim and Jean-Marc Rousset.
4. Marine Energy and Industrial Actors, Guy Beslin and Jacques Ruer.
5. Installation of Wind Turbines at Sea, Jacques Ruer.
6. Conversion Systems for Offshore Wind Turbines, Cristian Nichita and Brayima Dakyo.
7. Production of Tidal Range Energy, Vincent de Laleu.
8. Concepts, Modeling and Control of Tidal Turbines, Mohamed Benbouzid, Jacques André Astolfi, Seddik Bacha, Jean Frédéric Charpentier, Mohamed Machmoum, Thierry Maitre and Daniel Roye.
9. Paimpol-Bréhat: Development of the First Tidal Array in France, Pierre Brun, Laurent Terme and Agnès Barillier.
10. Feedback from the Sabella Tidal Current Turbine Project, Jacques Ruer.
11. Wave Energy Converters, Judicaël Aubry, Hamid Ben Ahmed, Bernard Multon, Aurélien Babarit and Alain Clément.
12. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: A Historical Perspective, Gérard Nihous and Michel Gauthier.
13. Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Solutions Studied, Virginie Lelarge, Thierry Bouchet, Brice Hermant, Aurélien Bouhier, Julian Berrou and Cédric Auvray.
14. Electrical Conversion Systems, Jacques Courault.
15. Cables for Collecting and Transmitting Energy Produced by Offshore Technologies, Pierre Argaut.

About the authors/editors

Bernard Multon is Full Professor at the Brittany site of ENS de Cachan (Ker Lann Campus in the south of Rennes). He teaches electrical engineering in the Mechatronics Department and conducts his research in the SETE team of the SATIE-CNRS laboratory on electromechanical chain sizing and new electrical energy conversion systems (wave energy, photovoltaic, wind and human power) with energy storage.

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