This paper addressed assessing feasibility of hybrid use of ocean renewable energy, such as wave and wind energy around Japanese coast. At first, wave and wind energy theoretical potentials were calculated and, in the second step, correlation coefficient between wave and wind energy was computed around Japanese coast. Sea area suitable for hybrid use of ocean renewable energy resources is supposed to have high potential for some types of energy resources. Furthermore, correlation of power generation between wave and wind energy resources should be low because one energy resource needs to complement another one for stabilizing power generation.

Based on the assumptions, feasibility of wind and wave energy was evaluated on some sea areas where R&D project are ongoing.

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