CO-LOCATED WAVE AND OFFSHORE WIND FARMS: A PRELIMINARY CASE STUDY OF AN HYBRID ARRAY

C. Perez-Collazo, S. Astariz, J. Abanades, D. Greaves, G. Iglesias

Abstract


In recent years, with the consolidation of offshore wind technology and the progress carried out for wave energy technology, the option of co-locate both technologies at the same marine area has arisen. Co-located projects are a combined solution to tackle the shared challenge of reducing technology costs or a more sustainable use of the natural resources. In particular, this paper deals with the co-location of Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) technologies into a conventional offshore wind farm. More specifically, an overtopping type of WEC technology was considered in this work to study the effects of its co-location with a conventional offshore wind park.

Keywords


wave energy; wind energy; synergies; co-located wind-wave farm; shadow effect; wave height.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.9753/icce.v34.structures.33