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    A review of wave energy technology from a research and commercial perspective

    Guo, Bingyong and Ringwood, John (2021) A review of wave energy technology from a research and commercial perspective. IET Renewable Power Generation, 15 (14). pp. 3065-3090. ISSN 1752-1416

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    Although wave energy prototypes have been proposed for more than 100 years, they have still not reached full commercialisation. The reasons for this are varied, but include the diversity of device operating principles, the variety of onshore/nearshore/offshore deployment possibilities, the diversity of the wave climate at various potential wave energy sites, and the consequent lack of convergence in technology and consensus. This distributed effort has, in turn, lead to a slow rate of progression up the learning curve, with a significant number of wave energy company liquidations and technical setbacks dampening investor confidence. Although a number of reviews on wave energy technology are already in the published literature, such a dynamic environment merits an up-to-date analysis and this review examines the wave energy landscape from a technological, research and commercial perspective

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: wave energy technology; research perspective; commercial perspective;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Centre for Ocean Energy Research
    Item ID: 16117
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    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 13:32
    Journal or Publication Title: IET Renewable Power Generation
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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