Sustainable Energy in Chile; Present and Future Prospect for Wave Power.

Saenz, Fernando (2006) Sustainable Energy in Chile; Present and Future Prospect for Wave Power. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Growing concern for greenhouse emissions, energy diversification and self-autonomy of energy sources has placed particular importance on renewable energies not only in developed economies but also in developing economies. Chile is currently suffering an energy problem and renewable energies are an ideal solution to this problem.

This dissertation defines the different renewable energies, their applications and current development in Chile. It focuses on the current situation of wave power in Chile and it predicts the future prospects for this technology in the country. This paper includes an in-depth description of the different wave energy conversion devices available at present, their main characteristics and the economical issues concerning these technologies. Furthermore, it incorporates the economic assessment of an OWC device off the coast of Concepcion.

This paper concludes that wave power technology in Chile has tremendous potential with more than 300 GW of offshore power along the Chilean coastline. Moreover, if devices can be constructed in Chile, wave power technology has proven to be economically feasible in isolated places like the Santa Maria island.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Wave Power, Sustainable Energy, Chile
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2017 20:28

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