Principle Investigator Contact Information
Name: Francisco Correia da Fonseca
Affiliation: WavEC Offshore Renewables
Phone: (+351) 21 848 26 55
European Scalable Offshore Renewable Energy Source (EU-SCORES) is a highly ambitious EU-funded project aimed at demonstrating and unlocking the large-scale potential of multi-source, offshore renewable energy farms across different European sea basins. This will be achieved through two highly comprehensive and impactful demonstrations: (1) An offshore solar PV system in Belgium co-located with a bottom fixed windfarm and; (2) A wave energy array in Portugal co-located with a floating wind farm.
H2020 Green Deal
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Location of Research
Portugal and Belgium
The multi-source demonstrations in EU-SCORES will showcase the benefits of a continuous power output harnessing the complementarity between wind, sun and waves as it leads to a more resilient and stable power system, higher capacity factors and a lower total cost per MWh. These aspects will also improve the business case for the production of green hydrogen within these parks. The full-scale demonstrations will prove how the increased power output and capacity installed per km2 will reduce the amount of marine space needed, thereby leaving more space for aquaculture, fisheries, shipping routes and environmentally protected zones.
In Portugal, environmental monitoring included baseline characterisation of underwater noise. Two surveys are foreseen during the operational phase. Please contact the PI for more information.
Acoustic data is being analysed.