There are many techno-economic models available for renewable energy but only a few are suitable for wave and tidal. Most models are not open access, and are limited by a lack of information on both the technology and the site. This task will develop a GIS linked tool that will contain site relevant data for both Ireland and Wales such that strategic decisions can be made on optimum sites for specifically defined technologies.
The techno-economic GIS tool developed here will be open source and populated with open-source data sets
Report on state of the art for GIS-TE models and outline of tool functionality.
Techno-economic report and recommendations for tidal case study.
GIS-TE model and testing results, Open Access.
Final dissemination & communications report.
Techno-economic report and recommendations for wave case.