Hydrokinetic energy conversion systems: A technology status review

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2015
Date published: 03/2015
Authors: Ishak Yuce, Abdullah Muratoglu
Journal title: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume: 43
Pages: 72 - 82
ISSN: 13640321

Hydrokinetic energy conversion systems are the electromechanical devices that convert kinetic energy of river streams, tidal currents, man-made water channels or waves into electricity without using a special head and impoundment. This new technology became popular especially in the last two decades and needs to be well investigated. In this study, the hydrokinetic energy conversion systems were reviewed broadly. They have been categorized into two main groups as current and wave energy conversion devices. Their technology, working principles, environmental impacts, source potential, advantages, drawbacks and related issues were detailed.

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