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Combining Offshore Wind and Wave Energy Farms to Facilitate Grid Integration of Variable Renewables

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(April 23, 2012) Eric Stoutenburg discusses the synergy that one gets when one combines offshore wind and wave energy farms. Stanford University: Stanford Energy Seminar Precourt Institute for Energy: Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
(January 14, 2013) Mark O'Malley provides an overview of research into unlocking flexibility in the power system, demand side participation, and power system operational strategies. Stanford University: Stanford Energy Seminar Precourt Institute for Energy: Stanford University Channel on YouTube:
The Atmosphere, the Ocean and Environmental Change (GG 140) Renewable energy sources are discussed. These include wind energy, solar energy, biomass energy and geothermal energy. Energy from wind is acquired through the use of large wind turbines. These turbines ideally need to be located in areas where there is strong wind and low atmospheric turbulence. Solar power is collected using both photovoltaic solar cells and concentrated solar power. Energy from biomass can be produced in two ways: burning biomass to generate electricity or fermentation to produce fuel ethanol. Geothermal energy is produced by pumping water below the earth's surface into areas of hot rocks which heats the water and creates steam. This steam is then run through a turbine to produce power. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Renewable Energy Sources 02:20 - Chapter 2. Wind Energy 35:19 - Chapter 3. Solar Power 42:18 - Chapter 4. Biomass Energy 45:14 - Chapter 5. Geothermal Energy 46:45 - Chapter 6. Electricity Sources Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Fall 2011.
Google Tech Talks November 8, 2006 ABSTRACT The World Energy Council has estimated the 'useful' global ocean wave energy resource as 2TW (17,500TWh/year). From this it has been estimated (Thorpe 1999) that the practical economic contribution from wave energy converters could be 2,000TWh/year (similar to current installed nuclear or hydroelectric generation capacity). Such generating capacity could result in up to 2 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions being displaced from fossil fuel generation per year - similar to current emissions from electricity generation in the US. Formed in 1998, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ocean Power Delivery Ltd has developed the 'Pelamis' wave energy converter...
Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) The lecture discusses the various factors affecting the expansion of the U.S. renewable energy portfolio, as well as the importance of energy efficiency and changes to current consumption. As a case study, Professor Wargo discusses the nine-year effort to create Cape Wind, a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts. The project has faced opposition for a number of reasons, including noise and disruption of use of private property. The lecture ties the development of more renewable energy options to issues of property rights and discusses ways to overcome challenges in siting, in noise pollution, and in the impacts on wildlife (i.e. avian mortality as a result of wind farms). 00:00 - Chapter 1. Renewable Energy: Promise and Plight 11:12 - Chapter 2. Project Siting and Local Concerns 19:09 - Chapter 3. U.S. Wind Capacity & Potential; Key Benefits 23:34 - Chapter 4. Avian Mortality and Noise Pollution; Utility Consumption 29:02 - Chapter 5. The Cape Wind Case: Conflict in the Wind 38:54 - Chapter 6. Comparisons and Conclusions Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
What happens when you put a movie scientist in the room with a real scientist? You hope to inspire millions to take part in an energy revolution! Mark Ruffalo, known for his portrayal of Dr. Banner and the Incredible Hulk, will speak with Mark Jacobson of the Stanford Atmosphere/Energy Program and Marco Krapels of Rabobank about powering the world with wind, water and sunlight. Global warming, environmental pollution, and energy insecurity are three of the most significant problems facing the world today. This talk discusses a technical plan to solve these problems by powering 100% of the United States' and world's energy for all purposes, including electricity, transportation, industry, and heating/cooling, with wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) within 20-40 years. As part of the plan, we consider transmission infrastructure, resources, reliability, catastrophic risk, materials, costs, health effects, job creation, revenue streams, and policies needed. We discuss a detailed version of the plan for New York State and its potential application to California and other states. We also discuss the public engagement needed and how social media can help to implement the plan on the state, national, and international levels. About the Speakers: Mark A. Ruffalo is an Oscar-nominated actor and advocate of addressing climate change and renewable energy. In March 2011, Mark co-founded Water Defense to raise awareness about energy extraction impact on water and the public health. A regular contributor to the Guardian and the Huffington Post, Mark is a recent recipient of the Global Green Millennium Award for Environmental Leadership, and the Meera Gandhi Giving Back Foundation Award. He was named one of Time Magazine's "People Who Mattered" in 2011. Most recently, he played Dr. Banner and the Incredible Hulk in the box-office hit, The Avengers. Marco Krapels is the Executive Vice President of Rabobank N.A,,where he runs the commercial banking product groups including its capital markets and renewable energy finance divisions. He co-chairs the bank's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee, where he's initiated notable sustainability efforts, including a Rabobank solar/Tesla electric car project featured in the New York Times. Marco is co-founder and board member of Empowered by Light, which promotes renewable energy solutions for 1.6 billion people living without electricity. Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment and Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He is on the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. He co-authored a 2009 cover article in Scientific American and two more recent articles in Energy Policy with Dr. Mark DeLucchi of U.C. Davis on how to power the world with renewable energy.
Visit for more math and science lectures! In this video I will show you how to calculate the Doppler shift in the wind "blowing" with the sound waves .