Analysis of the impact of a pilot zone for wave energy conversion offshore Portugal

Lourenço Mendes, Artur Palha, Conceição Juana Fortes, Ana Brito E Melo, António Sarmento

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Abstract

The influence of a set of wave farms for wave energy extraction on the nearshore wave climate at the pilot zone in Portugal was studied. Two different wave farms configurations (named B and C) and two representative wave conditions (winter and summer) were considered. Energy extraction did not exceed 9.1 and 21.1%, respectively, of the incident energy in the wave farms for January and July. Energy extraction was very similar for the two wave farm configurations. There were no significant differences on the wave heights observed near the coast when considering the two wave farm configurations and the case without wave farms. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the Eighteenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (Vancouver, Canada 7/6-11/2008).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008
Pages401-408
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 6 Jul 200811 Jul 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792

Conference

Conference18th 2008 International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2008
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period6/07/0811/07/08

Keywords

  • Numerical modeling
  • Portuguese Pilot zone
  • Sea-wave propagation
  • Wave energy extraction
  • Wave farms

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