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Energies 2017, 10(3), 283; doi:10.3390/en10030283

Sustainability of the Renewable Energy Extraction Close to the Mediterranean Islands

Department of Energy, Information and Mathematical models, University of Palermo (UNIPA), 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Received: 10 December 2016 / Accepted: 21 February 2017 / Published: 27 February 2017
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The aim of this work is to explore the possibility of transitioning a fuel powered island to a renewable powered one. This transition is analyzed for the real MV/LV distribution system of the island of Pantelleria, in the Mediterranean Sea. Particularly, this work is focused on a renewable source nowadays totally unused: wave energy. Thanks to the innovative generator prototype designed by Department of Energy of University of Palermo (Italy), wave energy is able to represent a primary source for the production of electric energy in the Mediterranean islands. The procedures applied in the present article, as well as the main equations used, are the result of previous applications made in different technical fields that show a good replicability. View Full-Text
Keywords: wave energy conversion; Mediterranean Sea; point absorber; Pantelleria Island wave energy conversion; Mediterranean Sea; point absorber; Pantelleria Island
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Franzitta, V.; Curto, D. Sustainability of the Renewable Energy Extraction Close to the Mediterranean Islands. Energies 2017, 10, 283.

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