Wave and wind modeling software were used to evaluate a combined resource availability of wave and wind along the California coast. A potential for an integrated wave and wind platform was evaluated and found that the resource increases in the northern direction. An integrated platform for wave and wind was proposed and modelled with estimates of implementation cost. The constructed platform was rated at 584 kW producing over 4,500,000 kWh/yr. This would lead to a yearly income of $599,022 resulting in an 8.8 year simple payback at 2014 currency value. This cost can change depending on several aspects such as the design details of the wind turbines as well as the wave platform, and the rate at which electricity can be sold.
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Feasibility of Matching Wind and Wave Energy Conversion for an Integrated Design Concept
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Beyene, A, & Anderson, M. "Feasibility of Matching Wind and Wave Energy Conversion for an Integrated Design Concept." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Power Conference collocated with the ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, the ASME 2015 13th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, and the ASME 2015 Nuclear Forum. ASME 2015 Power Conference. San Diego, California, USA. June 28–July 2, 2015. V001T01A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/POWER2015-49108
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