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Technologies, feasibility, and management strategies for on-board multi-source energy networks

Ahmed, Sanjana; Castellazzi, Alberto; Williams, Arthur

Authors

Sanjana Ahmed

Alberto Castellazzi

Arthur Williams



Abstract

The paper discusses the feasibility of installing renewable energy generation technologies on sea-going transport, taking into account the additional weight and power consumption. This study in based on the power management of a 26,198 tonne commercial chemical tanker. The management system would aim at reducing the number of generators as well as the power required from burning fossil fuels. After a process of elimination of potential technologies based on feasibility of the project and shipboard application, the work is focused towards photovoltaic and wind energy generation in combination with fossil fueled engines and Li-ion battery storage covering the higher energy density needs, and the intermittent nature of renewables. The network architecture is optimized in order to have the highest efficiency, and reduced system weight. The results show that successful management of the system can lead to reduction in generator requirement, as well as fuel consumption and energy despite the weight of the extra installation.

Citation

Ahmed, S., Castellazzi, A., & Williams, A. (in press). Technologies, feasibility, and management strategies for on-board multi-source energy networks.

Conference Name IEEE 16th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC)
End Date Jun 10, 2016
Acceptance Date Mar 16, 2016
Online Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 23, 2016
Publicly Available Date Nov 23, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords ship, energy management, renewable energy, solar, marine, storage
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/802604
Publisher URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7555683/
Additional Information Published in: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC). DOI: 10.1109/EEEIC.2016.7555683

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