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Evaluating the future efficiency of wave energy converters along the NW coast of the Iberian Peninsula

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dc.contributor.author Ribeiro, Américo S.
dc.contributor.author De Castro Rodriguez, Maria Teresa
dc.contributor.author Ruso, Liliana
dc.contributor.author Berrnardino, Mariana
dc.contributor.author Dias, João M.
dc.contributor.author Gómez Gesteira, Ramon
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-15T10:24:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-15T10:24:35Z
dc.date.issued 2020-07-10
dc.identifier.citation Energies, 13(14): 3563 (2020) spa
dc.identifier.issn 19961073
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11093/1509
dc.description.abstract The efficiency of wave energy converters (WECs) is generally evaluated in terms of historical wave conditions that do not necessarily represent the conditions that those devices will encounter when put into operation. The main objective of the study is to assess the historical and near future efficiency and energy cost of two WECs (Aqua Buoy and Pelamis). A SWAN model was used to downscale the wave parameters along the NW coast of the Iberian Peninsula both for a historical period (1979–2005) and the near future (2026–2045) under the RCP 8.5 greenhouse scenario. The past and future efficiency of both WECs were computed in terms of two parameters that capture the relationship between sea states and the WEC power matrices: the load factor and the capture width. The wave power resource and the electric power capacity of both the WECs will decrease in the near future. The load factor for Aqua Buoy will decrease in the entire area, while it will remain unchanged for Pelamis in most of the area, except north of 43.5° N. The capture width and cost of energy will increase for both devices. The methodology here applied can be easily applied to any device and coastal domain under different climate change scenarios. spa
dc.description.sponsorship European Cooperation in Science and Technology | Ref. WECAnet: A pan-European network for Marine Renewable Energy (CA17105) spa
dc.description.sponsorship Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Government of Spain | Ref. WELCOME ENE2016-75074-C2-1-R spa
dc.description.sponsorship Xunta de Galicia | Ref. ED431C 2017/64-GRC spa
dc.description.sponsorship Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology | Ref. PTDC/EAM_OCE/28561/2017. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.publisher Energies spa
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) eng
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ eng
dc.title Evaluating the future efficiency of wave energy converters along the NW coast of the Iberian Peninsula spa
dc.type article spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/en13143563
dc.identifier.editor https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/14/3563 spa
dc.publisher.departamento Física aplicada spa
dc.publisher.grupoinvestigacion EphysLab spa
dc.subject.unesco 22 Física spa
dc.subject.unesco 2299 Otras Especialidades Físicas spa
dc.date.updated 2020-07-15T09:22:36Z


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