Next Article in Journal
Anti-Freezing Mechanism Analysis of a Finned Flat Tube in an Air-Cooled Condenser
Previous Article in Journal
Intelligent Energy Management Control for Extended Range Electric Vehicles Based on Dynamic Programming and Neural Network
Article Menu
Issue 11 (November) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Energies 2017, 10(11), 1866; doi:10.3390/en10111866

Joint Evaluation of the Wave and Offshore Wind Energy Resources in the Developing Countries

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, 47 Domneasca Street, 800008 Galati, Romania
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 8 October 2017 / Revised: 10 November 2017 / Accepted: 12 November 2017 / Published: 15 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sources)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [4164 KB, uploaded 15 November 2017]   |  


The objective of the present work is to assess the global wind and wave resources in the vicinity of some developing countries by evaluating 16-year of data (2001–2016), coming from the European Centre for Medium range Weather Forecast (ECMWF). Until now, not much work has been done to evaluate and use the renewable energy sources from these marine environments. This is because most of the attention was focused on more promising areas, such as the European coasts, which are more advanced in terms of technical and economical aspects. A general perspective of the current energy market from the selected target areas is first presented, indicating at the same time the progresses that have been reported in the field of the renewable energy. Besides the spatial and seasonal variations of the marine resources considered, the results also indicate the energy potential of these coastal environments as well as the performances of some offshore wind turbines, which may operate in these regions. View Full-Text
Keywords: ocean environment; energy; wind; waves; developing regions; sustainability ocean environment; energy; wind; waves; developing regions; sustainability

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Rusu, E.; Onea, F. Joint Evaluation of the Wave and Offshore Wind Energy Resources in the Developing Countries. Energies 2017, 10, 1866.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Energies EISSN 1996-1073 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top