The main objective of the present work is to evaluate the coastal impact of a hybrid wave-wind farm that would operate in the Romanian nearshore. The target area was chosen in the proximity of the Danube Delta. The simulations performed with the SWAN spectral model were focused on three main objectives: a) analysis in the geographical space of the influence induced by the hybrid farm; b) variations of the incident wave field on the contact with the wave-wind configuration line; and c) influence of the hybrid farm on the shoreline dynamics. Finally, it was observed that in the presence of the hybrid wave-wind farm for the average wave conditions the impact in the geographical space is rather insignificant with more significant variations for the nearshore currents, while for the second and more energetic case study the wave fields between the hybrid farm and the shoreline are significantly reduced.
Evaluation of the nearshore impact of a hybrid wave-wind energy farm
Title: Evaluation of the nearshore impact of a hybrid wave-wind energy farm
February 01, 2013
Journal: International Journal of Education and Research
Publisher: CRC Publications
Diaconu, S.; Onea, F.; Rusu, E. (2013). Evaluation of the nearshore impact of a hybrid wave-wind energy farm. International Journal of Education and Research, 1(2), 1-28.