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A review of the tidal current energy resource in Norway


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  • Grabbe, Mårten
  • Lalander, Emilia
  • Lundin, Staffan
  • Leijon, Mats
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    As interest in renewable energy sources is steadily on the rise, tidal current energy is receiving more and more attention from politicans, industrialists, and academics. In this article, the conditions for and potential of tidal currents as an energy resource in Norway are reviewed. There having been a relatively small amount of academic work published in this particular field, closely related topics such as the energy situation in Norway in general, the oceanography of the Norwegian coastline, and numerical models of tidal currents in Norwegian waters are also examined. Two published tidal energy resource assessments are reviewed and compared to a desktop study made specifically for this review based on available data in pilot books. The argument is made that tidal current energy ought to be an important option for Norway in terms of renewable energy.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 8 (October)
    Pages: 1898-1909

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:13:y:2009:i:8:p:1898-1909

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    Keywords: Tidal current Renewable energy Ocean energy;


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    1. Rourke, Fergal O. & Boyle, Fergal & Reynolds, Anthony, 2010. "Marine current energy devices: Current status and possible future applications in Ireland," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 1026-1036, April.
    2. Malik, A.Q., 2011. "Assessment of the potential of renewables for Brunei Darussalam," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 15(1), pages 427-437, January.


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