Wave and tidal energy in Europe: assessing present technologies. Magagna, D.; Uilhein, A.; Silva, M.; and Raventos, A. In Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Nantes, France, 2015. 00000
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The potential of ocean energy, and in particular wave and tidal stream energy in Europe is vast. Ocean energy technologies could play a significant role in the future European energy system. Despite significant steps towards commercialisation, wave and tidal energy technologies have not reached yet the level of maturity of other renewable energy technologies. In order to understand current and future technology development and improvement, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) has built a detailed database of global wave and tidal devices at high technology readiness level. The database allows for an in-depth review of the state-of-the-art of ocean energy technologies, paying particular attention to the different technology components, such as foundations, moorings and PTO. From the analysis of data accrued, the paper identifies patterns for large-scale implementation of wave and tidal technologies, to drive convergence toward design consensus and mechanisms to unlock cost-reductions of the technologies. This paper presents an update of current technological status of wave and tidal energy technologies, providing an insight on how technology is hedging closer towards commercialisation.
@inproceedings{ magagna_wave_2015,
  address = {Nantes, France},
  title = {Wave and tidal energy in {Europe}: assessing present technologies},
  abstract = {The potential of ocean energy, and in particular wave
and tidal stream energy in Europe is vast. Ocean energy
technologies could play a significant role in the future European
energy system. Despite significant steps towards
commercialisation, wave and tidal energy technologies have not
reached yet the level of maturity of other renewable energy
technologies.
In order to understand current and future technology
development and improvement, the Joint Research Centre of the
European Commission (JRC) has built a detailed database of
global wave and tidal devices at high technology readiness level.
The database allows for an in-depth review of the state-of-the-art
of ocean energy technologies, paying particular attention to the
different technology components, such as foundations, moorings
and PTO.
From the analysis of data accrued, the paper identifies patterns
for large-scale implementation of wave and tidal technologies, to
drive convergence toward design consensus and mechanisms to
unlock cost-reductions of the technologies.
This paper presents an update of current technological status of
wave and tidal energy technologies, providing an insight on how
technology is hedging closer towards commercialisation.},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th {European} {Wave} and {Tidal} {Energy} {Conference}},
  author = {Magagna, Davide and Uilhein, Andreas and Silva, Marta and Raventos, Alex},
  year = {2015},
  note = {00000},
  keywords = {commercialisation, policy support, tidal energy, wave energy}
}
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