Dual wave farms for energy production and coastal protection under sea level rise

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dc.contributor.author Rodriguez-Delgado, Cristobal
dc.contributor.author Bergillos, Rafael J.
dc.contributor.author Iglesias, Gregorio
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-10T10:24:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-10T10:24:37Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-09
dc.identifier.citation Rodriguez-Delgado, C., Bergillos, R. J. and Iglesias, G. (2019) 'Dual wave farms for energy production and coastal protection under sea level rise', Journal of Cleaner Production, 222, pp. 364-372. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.058 en
dc.identifier.volume 222 en
dc.identifier.startpage 364 en
dc.identifier.endpage 372 en
dc.identifier.issn 0959-6526
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7740
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.058 en
dc.description.abstract Climate change is poised to exacerbate coastal erosion. Recent research has presented a novel strategy to tackle this issue: dual wave farms, i.e., arrays of wave energy converters with the dual function of carbon-free energy generation and coastal erosion mitigation. However, the implications of sea level rise - another consequence of climate change - for the effectiveness of wave farms as coastal defence elements against shoreline erosion have not been studied so far. The objective of this work is to investigate how the coastal defence performance of a dual wave farm is affected by sea level rise through a case study (Playa Granada, southern Iberian Peninsula). To this end, a spectral wave propagation model, a longshore sediment transport formulation and a one-line model are combined to obtain the final subaerial beach areas for three sea level rise scenarios: the present situation, an optimistic and a pessimistic projection. These scenarios were modelled with and without the wave farm to assess its effects. We find that the dual wave farm reduces erosion and promotes accretion regardless of the sea level rise scenario considered. In the case of westerly storms, the dual wave farm is particularly effective: erosion is transformed into accretion. In general, and importantly, sea level rise strengthens the effectiveness of the dual wave farm as a coastal protection mechanism. This fact enhances the competitiveness of wave farms as coastal defence elements. en
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission (ICE: Intelligent Community Energy, Contract No. 5025); Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Programa Juan de la Cierva 2017, FJCI-2017-31781) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652619307474
dc.rights © 2019, Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Renewable energy en
dc.subject Wave energy en
dc.subject Climate change en
dc.subject Sea level rise en
dc.subject Coastal protection en
dc.subject Sustainable development en
dc.title Dual wave farms for energy production and coastal protection under sea level rise en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Jose Gregorio Iglesias Rodriguez, School Of Enginering Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: gregorio.iglesias@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2021-03-09
dc.date.updated 2019-04-10T10:08:21Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 481026678
dc.contributor.funder FP7 People: Marie-Curie Actions en
dc.contributor.funder European Commission en
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Cleaner Production en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress gregorio.iglesias@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP3::PEOPLE/618556/EU/Wave Farm Impacts and Design/WAVEIMPACT en
dc.identifier.eissn 1879-1786


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