Alonso Rodrigo, Solari Sebastian, Teixeira Luis

Sources renouvelables
December 2015
Titre Ouvrage:
Wave energy resource assessment in Uruguay
Energy, vol. 93, part. 1
pp. 683-696
Marine energy sources are an untapped resource able to make a significant contribution to renewable and clean energy generation. In Uruguay, investment in renewable energy has experienced strong growth in recent years. Because the country is located in a microtidal zone, wave energy is the most promising marine energy resource. An assessment of its potential was conducted from a 31-year wave hindcast performed with the Wavewatch III® third-generation wave model forced by CFSR (Climate Forecast System Reanalysis) winds. Wave energy is an attractive resource for integration into the country energy mix, contributing to its diversification and sustainability.