A surrogate-model assisted approach for optimising the size of tidal turbine arrays

D.M. Culley, S.W. Funke, S.C. Kramer, M.D. Piggott
2017 International Journal of Marine Energy  
The new and costly nature of tidal stream energy extraction technologies can lead to narrow margins of success for a project. The design process is thus a delicate balancing act -to maximise the energy energy extracted, while minimising cost and risk. Scenario specific factors, such as site characteristics, technological constraints and practical engineering considerations greatly impact upon both the appropriate number of turbines to include within a tidal current turbine array (array size),
more » ... d the individual locations of those turbines (turbine micro-siting). Both have been shown to significantly impact upon the energy yield and profitability of an array.
doi:10.1016/j.ijome.2017.05.001 fatcat:3nswyspbxzb4tkbhddo5mczqxa