Reference : Hydrokinetic Micro-Power Generation in Small Rivers - a New Approach
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Hydrokinetic Micro-Power Generation in Small Rivers - a New Approach
Norta, David Peter Benjamin mailto [University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > >]
Ramanathan, Sriram mailto []
Sachau, Jürgen mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC) >]
Allelein, Hans-Josef mailto [RWTH Aachen University > LRST]
International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality
from 25-3-2015 to 27-3-2015
European Association for the Development of Renewable Energy, Environment and Power Quality
La Coruna
[en] Renewable Energy ; Autarky ; Hydrokinetic Turbine
[en] The so called German electrical “Energiewende” is mainly based on the installation of solar photovoltaic and wind energy converters as the main new renewable European generation resources. The third renewable energy resource, the hydropower has been already developed within the last decades and grew not significantly in the last years. Since some years the development of smaller hydrokinetic turbines increased. The smaller size of some hydrokinetic turbines enables new, unused sites to be harnessed in smaller rivers. The paper deals with the key specifications of hydrokinetic turbines and their influence on a villages’ energy supply. It introduces the concept of a turbine with variable immersion depths to exploit also locations with a varying water level. Based on historical hydrological data a propeller and oscillating hydrofoil type of hydrokinetic turbine are compared, it was found that the variable immersion depths increases the energy harvest. Furthermore, it is shown that in a generation portfolio of hydrokinetic and solar power plants an average Luxembourgish household theoretically renewable supplied has to exchange less energy with the power grid, the higher its share of hydrokinetic generation is.
University of Luxembourg
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Integration of Distributed Controllable Renewable Generators in the Luxembourgish Electricity System Including Innovative Micro-Hydrokinetic Turbines
Researchers ; Professionals ; General public

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