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Application of Ocean Energy in Marine Aquatic Floating Farm

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ivan CK TamORCiD, Dr Cheng Chin

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Abstract

The steep price of oil and fossil fuels along with the growing concerns of global warming has sparked interest in renewable energy around the world. The search for clean and sustainable energy to generate electricity has hit the limelight, and the race to develop ocean power at a competitive price is crucial. Many experts and researchers alike are turning to resources like wind, geothermal, hydropower, tides, waves, solar to combat the dependency on the fossil fuel and also to provide an alternative energy solution. To date, local marine aquatic floating farms are dimly lit which pose inconvenience and potential risks to the farmers who resides there. Having mention this, our team aims to address this problem by developing a prototype that can be used to power up LED lights on these farms. Making use of the natural motion of ocean wave coupled with the basic fundamental of Faraday’s Law of Induction, a conceptual design and a simple built-up model to capture and harness these wave energy has been looked into. This paper looks at the fundamental of harnessing wave energy, the design of a simple LED lighting system, and to provide concepts where it can be applied in Singapore. At present, test has been conducted and the circuit has met our designed expectation.


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Author(s): Tam ICK, Chin CS, Tay ZXB, Chew YYC, Koh TG

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: World Engineers Summit 2013

Year of Conference: 2013

Publisher: The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)

URL: http://www.wfeo.net/wp-content/uploads/WES2013_Full_Program.pdf

Sponsor(s): The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)


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