The Wave Energy Sector

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This Handbook for Ocean Wave Energy aims at providing a guide into the field of ocean wave energy utilization. The handbook offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of the main aspects and disciplines involved in the development of wave energy converters (WECs). The idea for the book has been shaped by the development, research, and teaching that we have carried out at the Wave Energy Research Group at Aalborg University over the past decades. It is our belief and experience that it would be useful writing and compiling such a handbook in order to enhance the understanding of the sector for a wide variety of potential readers, from investors and developers to students and academics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Ocean Wave Energy
EditorsArthur Pecher, Jens Peter Kofoed
Number of pages26
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-39888-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-39889-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
SeriesOcean Engineering & Oceanography
SeriesOcean Engineering & Oceanography (electronic)

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  • Ocean wave energy
  • Wave energy
  • Wave energy converters

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    Kofoed, J. P. (2017). The Wave Energy Sector. In A. Pecher, & J. P. Kofoed (Eds.), Handbook of Ocean Wave Energy (Vol. 7, pp. 17-42). Springer. Ocean Engineering & Oceanography , Vol.. 7, Ocean Engineering & Oceanography (electronic), Vol.. 7