Quantifying the global wave power resource


K Gunn, C Stock-Williams- Renewable Energy, August 2012

Highlights
► NOAA WW3 data are used to calculate the global distribution of wave energy resource. ► The resource incident on the world’s coastlines is quantified: 2.11TW globally. ► The extractable resource is quantified using an illustrative wave energy converter. ► Confidence limits for presented results are derived and examined.

 

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