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|Title||Measuring the Efficiency of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea for Production of Electrical Power|
|Title in Arabic||قياس كفاءة شرق البحر الابيض المتوسط لانتاج الطاقة الكهربائية|
Generating electrical power from renewable sources is receiving great attention over the past decades where many industrialized countries are focusing on building this type of technologies. Indeed, many technologies have become effective and widely used, but the mystery that the world seeks to resolve is the effectiveness of wave energy technology compared to the challenges of reducing its very high cost. The world is still experimenting with models and locations. Encouragingly, this potential energy in the seas and oceans cover vast areas of the earth's surface, and many countries are characterized by a long coastal beaches. During the last few decades, a lot of ideas were put forward and devices were designed to convert wave energy into electrical power; everyone has its advantages and difficulties. This motivated us in the Gaza Strip, which suffers from a severe energy crisis and is distinguished from many areas in that it is located on the coastline along it western borders on the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean, to conduct research on this topic. This thesis, is investigating the feasibility of wave electricity production in the Eastern Mediterranean sea using the point absorber technology. WEC-Sim, a Matlab tool, is used to simulate reference model 3, (RM3) a two point absorber device, which simulates the behavior of the WEC under irregular waves of different wave heights during different times in the year in the study area. The simulation results is tabulated in the power matrix and analyzed according to the four seasons. The results show that there is a potential to produce electrical power out of the Eastern Mediterranean waves. The results also indicate that the offshore point absorber device is better than the onshore device tested in the study area which lifts sea water upward to a suitable head then is fed through a turbine (and a generator) to produce a specific amount of electricity.
|Publisher||الجامعة الإسلامية - غزة|
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