An Overview of Wave Energy Technologies in the Mauritian Context

Mawooa, D., Latchoomun, L., Kaully, R. G. and Busawon, Krishna (2019) An Overview of Wave Energy Technologies in the Mauritian Context. In: 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications (EFEA). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5386-5518-4

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Small Island developing states like Mauritius are very vulnerable to climate change as well as to fluctuating fossil fuels prices in the international market. Mauritius is targeting 35% mixed renewable energy generation by 2025. This work will focus on different types of wave energy converter (WEC) that can be used to supplement the existing local electrical energy grid. The key dimensions of a WEC are analyzed with respect to their ocean environment, namely, shore, nearshore and offshore and coupled to their working principles. Furthermore, the pros and cons of such devices are considered and much efforts have also been made to summarize the current status and future potentials of wave as an alternative renewable energy option for Mauritius.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wave energy converter, energy density, SIDS, WEC, Marine energy, tidal
Subjects: H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2019 10:59
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 18:31

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