Benefits of using a spectral hindcast database for wave power extraction assessment

Type Article
Date 2016-08-12
Language English
Author(s) Maisondieu ChristopheORCID1, Le Boulluec Marc1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Laboratoire de comportement des structures en mer, IFREMER, Plouzané, France
Source The International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems (1759-3131) (Sage publishing), 2016-08-12 , Vol. 7 , N. 2 , P. 1-5
DOI 10.1177/1759313116649967
Keyword(s) Wave energy, wave spectra, hindcast, resource assessment
Abstract When considering deployment of wave energy converters at a given site, it is of prime importance from both a technical and an economical point of view to accurately assess the total yearly energy that can be extracted by the given device.
Especially, to be considered is the assessment of the efficiency of the device over the widest span of the sea-states spectral bandwidth. Hence, the aim of this study is to assess the biases and errors introduced on extracted power classically computed using spectral data derived from analytical functions such as a JONSWAP spectrum, compared to the power derived using actual wave spectra obtained from a spectral hindcast database.
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