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|Title:||Analysis of a novel offshore platform with integrated energy storage operating in Central Mediterranean waters|
Farrugia, Robert N.
|Keywords:||Offshore wind power plants -- Malta|
Renewable energy sources
|Publisher:||University of Malta. Institute for Sustainable Energy|
|Citation:||Buhagiar, D., Sant, T., & Farrugia, R. N. (2016). Analysis of a novel offshore platform with integrated energy storage operating in Central Mediterranean waters. The ISE Annual Conference, Valletta. 38-46.|
|Abstract:||A thermodynamic model of a novel energy storage device is described and simulated in the context of a central Mediterranean climate. The device uses a hydro-pneumatic concept to store energy as compressed air. It is designed to be integrated into an offshore floating platform. The thermodynamic model illustrates the behaviour of the compression process and the heat exchange with the surrounding environment. Different rates of compression are simulated, and it can be observed that faster compression rates lead to higher gas temperatures and pressures. The sensitivity to climatic conditions is also investigated, however this effect was seen to be minimal. A simplified Black-Box Model is also developed, with its parameters obtained through a curve-fitting process. Finally, a stochastic input is fed to both models and a comparison is made. The simplified model results in a minor over-prediction of the efficiency.|
|Appears in Collections:||ISE Conference 2016|
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