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Title: Development of hydrokinetic energy technology: A review
Authors: Sood M.
Singal, Sunil Kumar
Published in: International Journal of Energy Research
Abstract: The drastic change in climatic conditions has led to shift towards the review of sustainable strategies in the renewable energy sector. Hydrokinetic technology has various benefits over the conventional methods, which can be helpful in achieving the desired sustainable development. In the present study, an outline for the conversion of hydrokinetic energy along with its challenges has been discussed. The study comprises of three steps involving collection of properties required for site characterization followed by selection of the suitable hydrokinetic device as per the site characteristics and the determination of impact on the flow condition due to device installation. The characteristics of the site govern the selection of the device, its mooring arrangements, and augmentation. The arrangement of devices as a single unit or in an array will have an impact on the flow conditions. The altered flow condition will in turn affect and change the characteristics of the site. This three-step process is interlinked and will have a cumulative impact on the environment. The influence of environmental impact and cost of energy, which are the two major factors for the success of this technology, are also discussed. Further, various challenges faced by hydrokinetic technology in its development are explored. It is concluded that only the optimization of a hydrokinetic device for its efficiency improvement will not be fruitful until its impact on flow condition is considered for optimization. © 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Citation: International Journal of Energy Research (2019), 43(11): 5552-5571
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Keywords: cost of energy
environmental impact
flow conditions
hydrokinetic device
potential assessment
site properties
ISSN: 0363907X
Author Scopus IDs: 57208335464
Author Affiliations: Sood, M., AHEC, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Singal, S.K., AHEC, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Funding Details: The first author is thankful to the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) and Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, IIT Roorkee for giving financial and technical support to carry out the research at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee
Corresponding Author: Sood, M.; AHEC, IIT RoorkeeIndia; email:
Appears in Collections:Journal Publications [HRE]

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