An Investigation of the Wave Energy Resource off the South African Southwest Coast

J. Joubert and E. Bosman (South Africa)


Energy conversion; Wave power; Spatial distribution; Resource mapping.


In order to effectively harness the wave energy off the South African coast a comprehensive description of the wave energy resource is required. This paper presents the results of an investigation of the South African wave energy resource, focusing on the spatial distribution of wave energy on the southwest coast. The objective of the investigation was achieved through the analysis of measured- and modelled wave data.

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