Evaluation of the wave energy density on the Sicilian coast

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Abstract

In this article the wave energy density of the northern Sicilian coasts is evaluated and is used to evaluate the producibility of a wave nergy converter to be installed in an area in the north west part of Sicily. In particular, the objective of the study is the evaluation of a potential installation in an area between Trapani and Palermo, which are the largest cities in the north west part of Sicily. In particular in this research, the wave energy density of Sicily has been analyzed by using an analysis of wave data carried out in a 10-year period, using the measurements of buoyant of National Wave measuring System (RON - Rete Ondametrica Nazionale). The analysis shows that the north-western coasts of Sicily have a wave energy density ranging between 2.5 and 6.5 kW/m.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-4
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Automotive Engineering

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