Assessing the wave energy converter potential for Australian coastal regions

S Behrens, J Hayward, M Hemer, P Osman- Renewable Energy, July 2012

► The performance of three different wave energy converter (WEC) technologies was evaluated for Australian coastal regions. ► One of these WECs was found to operate with a capacity factor greater than 54.3%. ► The levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) for these WECs is in the order of $78/MWh.



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