The present paper deals with the influence of wave climate on the design specifications of the power take-off equipment and annual production of electricity by OWC wave power plants. A wave-to-wire model of the Pico plant developed in previous studies was used. In addition to the Pico, six other wave climates characteristic of areas in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean were used, with annual wave power levels ranging from about 14 kW/m to 54 kW/m. Apart from Pico, the remaining sites were selected in pairs with similar wave power levels but different variability, thus enabling the influence of these two wave climate parameters to be assessed separately. An analysis of the influence of the detail of wave height and period statistics on the annual production of electricity is also presented.
The Influence of the Wave Climate on the Design and Annual Production of Electricity by OWC Wave Power Plants
Contributed by the OOAE Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF OFFSHORE MECHANICS AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING. Manuscript received September 2001; final revision, April 2002. Associate Editor: H. Maeda.
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Sarmento, A. J. N. A., e Melo, A. B., and Pontes, M. T. (April 16, 2003). "The Influence of the Wave Climate on the Design and Annual Production of Electricity by OWC Wave Power Plants ." ASME. J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng. May 2003; 125(2): 139–144. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1555112
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