Wave energy converters: Barriers and drivers

Misaa Alkhayyat, Tayeb Brahimi, Sabique Langodan, Ibrahim Hoteit

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Wave energy has the most important renewable energy sources with many advantages compared to other types of renewable energies. The objective of this study is to provide an up-to-date investigation of the wave energy harvesting technology with emphasis on the main barriers and drivers of the wave energy converters development and utilization. The goal is to locate the best spot for wave energy converter (WEC) in the Red Sea region. The outcome of this study is to identify the most suitable converter system to harvest wave energy based on the most important criteria including wave depth, amplitude, wavelength, and frequency of the waves. These parameters along with environmental factors, sustainability development goals (SDG#14), and site constraints, have been assessed to develop a WEC device site-specific screening. Technical and social impacts were found to be deciding factors for the viability of wave energy exploitation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020
PublisherIEOM Societyieom-society@iieom.org
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781532359491
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01


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