本学の「外国人招へい教員（ゲストプロフェッサー）事業」で今月末まで滞在されている米国 Catholic University of America のロバート・ラトリー教授をお迎えし、沿岸域における洋上風力発電に関する特別講演会を開催いたします。
日時： 平成29年7月25日（火) 16：30 – 18：00
場所： なかもずキャンパス B4棟 東-K201室
Professor Robert Latorre of the Catholic University of America will have the following talk
on July 25.
We encourage your active participation in the talk.
Date and Time: 16:30 ? 18:00, Tuesday,25 July 2017
Place: B4-Building, Room E-K201
Title: Offshore Wind: Developments in Offshore Wind 2010 to 2017
Prof. Robert Latorre
Guest Professor Osaka Prefecture University
Renewable Energy adoption in Japan is marked by the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster in 2011.
Following the 2012 Feed-in Tariff (FIT) incentive scheme for purchasing all renewable energy at a fixed price, new renewable energy facilities equivalent to 2 GW came into operation equivalent to two nuclear reactors.
The Japanese Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry approved 22.4 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity.
This follows a Yen 30 trillion ($302 billion) for power-related government investment including renewable energy.
The Japanese Ministry of Environment (MOE) studies estimate that Japan wind energy potential is 280GW onshore and 1,600 GW Offshore.
With such a promising wind energy development in Japan it is natural to ask what is the wind energy develop overseas
This lecture will discuss offshore wind and wave energy in the US.
Currently the best wind and wave energy sites have been identified. There are more than 10 offshore US wind farm leases approved. The initial offshore wind farm development “Cape Wind” had several problems and delays. So in 2017 it is finally being implemented. The presence of a wind turbine in the ocean view is a concern. The floating and submerged wave energy devices do not disturb the view and are easier to promote.
The 2016 Election has removed government support from offshore projects. However the local and state development continues. The adoption of the oil and gas field installation equipment is being evaluated to reduce offshore installation and ocean structure costs. The lecture closes on the estimation that offshore renewable electricity $/kW is at attractive levels i.e. equivalent to current fossil fuel electric rates.
Dr. Robert Latorre is Professor of. Mechanical Engineering-Renewable Energy at the Catholic University of America. Prior to moving to Washington DC in 2005 after Hurricane KATRINA, he taught naval architecture and marine engineering at the University of New Orleans. There he designed the towing basin, wave maker and special project carriage.
He has authored over 125 technical papers in the area of ship design, energy efficiency, ship system operations, river ships, high speed boats and ships along with propeller and hydrofoil cavitation. Dr. Latorre holds 4 US patents.
He is listed in Who’s Who as well as being a Fellow and Life member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. He is a 25 yr. member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of Royal Institution of Naval Architects and Japan Society of Naval Architects. He is life member of the Korean Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
He is an editor of the International Journal of Marine Science and Technology.