Wave Climate off the Swedish West Coast
2009 (English)In: Renewable energy, ISSN 0960-1481, E-ISSN 1879-0682, Vol. 34, no 6, 1600-1606 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents and discusses the wave climate off the Swedish west coast It is based on 8 years (1997-2004) of wave data from 13 sites, nearshore and offshore, in the Skagerrak and Kattegat. The data is a product of the WAM and SWAN wave models calibrated at one site by a wave measurement buoy. It is found that the average energy flux is approximately 5.2 kW/m in the offshore Skagerrak, 2.8 kW/m in the nearshore Skagerrak, and 2.4 kW/m in the Kattegat. One of the studied sites, i.e. site 9, is the location of a wave energy research site run by the Centre for Renewable Electric Energy Conversion at Uppsala University. This site has had a wave power plant installed since the spring of 2006, and another seven are planned to be installed during 2008. Wave energy as a renewable energy source was the driving interest that led to this study and the results are briefly discussed from this perspective.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 34, no 6, 1600-1606 p.
Wave climate, Wave power, Sea state, Extreme waves, Skagerrak, Kattegat
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-97856DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2008.11.016ISI: 000264306500024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-97856DiVA: diva2:172942