Renewable energy is vital to reducing the CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and is a key step towards sustainable society. CAE has been used to simulate renewable technologies to reduce the cost of energy production, cost of operation, to avoid downtime and potential failure. CAE helps our engineers remove the adoption barriers for clean energy so we can accelerate towards net zero carbon emission at full speed.
As the most widely-used renewable energy source today, wind energy is not just clean, sustainable, but also relatively cost-effective. In order to further increase its adoption worldwide, CAE technologies have been applied to reduce its cost of energy production and improve the reliability.
Tidal energy is reliable, predictable and has a higher energy density than other renewable energy forms. CAE has been widely used to simulate the interaction between the fluid and the turbine at a high level of fidelity in order to maximize the power produced from tidal currents.
The potential for solar energy is tremendous. There is more solar energy absorbed by Earth's atmosphere in one hour than the world uses in one year. Improving the solar panel mechanism to increase the energy generation efficiency can make a huge difference in scaling the solar energy production worldwide.
Hydropower plants can generate power to the grid immediately, and they provide essential back-up power during major electricity outages or disruptions. CAE has been utilized by engineers to evaluate the structural behavior and safety of dams, and also to predict the disaster scenarios caused by dam failure.