First Life Cycle Impact Considerations of Two Wave Energy Converters

Marco Trapanese, Vincenzo Franzitta, Domenico Curto, Alessia Viola, Marzia Traverso, Sabrina Neugebauer, Marzia Traverso

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The work presents two different revolutionary devices for the utilization of a new entry of renewable energy sources: sea wave. The first technology is based on linear generators, able to directly converts a linear motion into electrical output, limiting to minimum the chain of energy conversion. The other solution is based on a mechanical motion converter, coupled with alternators. The scope of this paper is to compare the two different systems designed by University of Palermo, through Life Cycle Assessment, in order to evaluate the global effects of the two systems to the environment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Oceanography
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Instrumentation


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