Wave energy resources in sheltered sea areas: A case study of the Baltic Sea
2006 (English)In: Renewable energy, ISSN 0960-1481, Vol. 31, no 13, 2164-2170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Wave energy is a renewable source, which has not yet been exploited to a large extent. So far the main focus of wave energy conversion has been on the large wave energy resources of the great oceans on northern latitudes. However, large portions of the world potential wave energy resources are found in sheltered waters and calmer seas, which often exhibit a milder, but still steady wave climate. Examples are the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean and the North Sea in Europe, and ocean areas closer to the equator. Many of the various schemes in the past consist of large mechanical structures, often located near the sea surface. In the present work we instead focus on wave power plants consisting of a number of small wave energy converters, forming large arrays. In this context, we look at advantageous arrangements of point absorbers, and discuss the potential of the Baltic Sea as a case study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 31, no 13, 2164-2170 p.
wave energy, point absorber, transmission system, renewable energy
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-82060DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2005.10.016ISI: 000240251700010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-82060DiVA: diva2:109975