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Estimate of the tidal stream power resource of the Pentland Firth

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The Pentland Firth is arguably the best-known candidate site for tidal stream power extraction worldwide. In this paper we estimate the maximum power that can be extracted by placing tidal stream power devices across the Pentland Firth and/or the individual sub-channels formed by the islands of Swona, Stroma and the Pentland Skerries. Using a depth-averaged numerical model, for the entire Firth we find that approximately 4.2GW of power may be extracted, and this agrees reasonably well with pr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Engineering Science, Civil Engineering
Journal:
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Volume:
63
Pages:
650-657
Publication date:
2014-03-05
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ISSN:
0960-1481
URN:
uuid:a304e63d-a52e-4dc0-a236-7e5e9b54f49e
Source identifiers:
439638
Local pid:
pubs:439638

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