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)
    Country/TerritoryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period12/10/202015/10/2020
    SeriesProceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering
    Volume5
    ISSN2638-647x

    Bibliographical note

    This is an accepted manuscript of a book chapter publishd by Routledge/CRC Press in Developments In Renewable Energies Offshore. Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering. Available online: https://www.routledge.com/Developments-in-Renewable-Energies-Offshore-Proceedings-of-the-4th-International/Carlos/p/book/9780367681319

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