Evaluation of the power performance of various wave energy conversion concepts for Faroese coastal waters

B. Joensen, H. B. Bingham, B.A. Niclasen

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Abstract

The Faroe Islands, aim at having all power production based on renewable sources by 2030. Wave power is a natural option, as the islands are situated in one of the world harshest wave climates. Here we investigate the power performance of various wave energy conversion concepts in the coastal Faroese waters. The wave climate around the islands is classified using several years of modelled data from MIKE 21 SW, which has been thoroughly validated by regional and nearshore measured data. Bivariate distributions of modelled significant wave height and peak wave period, at representative nearshore locations, together with the non- dimensional power performance, are used to derive the power output from several wave energy conversion concepts. The results show that the waters around the Faroe Islands are well suited for wave energy conversion, although survivability and strong tidal currents might become an issue at some exposed sites.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments In Renewable Energies Offshore : Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering
EditorsC. Guedes Soares
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Publication date2021
Pages96-102
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-367-68131-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2020) - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 12 Oct 202015 Oct 2020

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW2020)
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period12/10/202015/10/2020
SeriesProceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering
Volume5
ISSN2638-647x

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