Development of Classification Systems for Wave Energy Resources and WEC Technologies


The submission includes wave resource classification reports, summary of classification statistics and regional trends, and data files with classification statistics for selected sites for extreme significant wave height. Two conference papers were uploaded that include classification metrics and geographic distributions for US coastal waters. These conference papers are:

Neary, V.S., Coe, R.G., Cruz, J., Haas, K., Bacelli, G., Debruyne, Y., Ahn, S., Nevarez, V. (2017) Classification systems for wave energy resources and WEC technologies. Proceedings of 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series (EWTEC 2017), Cork, Ireland, August 27-September 1, 2017

Haas, K., Ahn, S., Neary, V.S., and S. Bredin (2017) Development of a wave energy classification system. Proceedings of the 5th Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS2017), Washington, D.C., May 1-3, 2017

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DOE Project Name: Model Validation and Site Characterization for Early Deployment MHK Sites and Establishment of Wave Classification Scheme
DOE Project Number: FY17 AOP 141701
DOE Project Lead: Joel Cline
DOI: 10.15473/1498794
Last Updated: 12 months ago
Data from June, 2017
Submitted Sep 30, 2017


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Vincent Neary
Sandia National Laboratories
Kevin Haas
Georgia Institute of Technology
Seongho Ahn
Georgia Institute of Technology
Sara Bredin
Sandia National Laboratories
Ryan Coe
Sandia National Laboratories
Giorgio Bacelli
Sandia National Laboratories
Victor Nevarez
Sandia National Laboratories
Joao Cruz
Cruz-Atcheson Consulting Engineers
Yannick Debruyne
Cruz-Atcheson Consulting Engineers


MHK, Marine, Hydrokinetic, energy, power, wave energy resource classification, wave energy converter classification, wave, WEC, ocean, climate, classification, site, conditions, engineering, design, resource, technology, wave height, extreme, statistics, data, trend, regional, geographic, distribution, system, characterization


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