iPGS (innovative Power Generation Research group) directed by Professors Platzer and Sarigul-Klijn investigate Autonomous Energy Ship Concept based on Wind over Water.

Enables the provisions of

  1. renewably generated electricity
  2. renewably generated hydrogen

email  ipgs@ucdavis.edu for further information or participation in research.


First proposed in 2009

by M.F. Platzer and N. Sarigul-Klijn  at the ASME Energy Sustainability Conference, San Francisco and

received ASME Energy Division Best Paper Award.

Energy Ship Advantages

Energy ships operate in international waters and therefore require no permits
Capacity factors are likely to be twice those of land-based wind turbines
Convoys with autonomous hydrofoil-borne power boats are likely to be cost competitive with off-shore wind turbines

Autonomous Energy Ship : Wind over Water (WoW) concept

Copyright by Platzer & Sarigul-Klijn.





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