Wave Energy Estimation based on the Statistical Analysis of the Significant Height and Periodicity

Xiomara González Ramírez, Ivan A. Hernández Robles, José Rafael Guzmán Sepúlveda, José Merced Lozano García, Rafael Guzman Cabrera


The study of wave potential at coastal points requires involving many parameters and degrees of freedom of ocean wave motion. In this work, we focus to the two most relevant ones: the wave’s significant height and its periodicity. By means of a descriptive statistical analysis of oceanographic databases from two coastal nodes in Mexico, we present realistic estimations of wave potentials. This work allows advancing the knowledge for the estimation of ocean wave energy potential and can be useful for future design of distributed generation plants based on this renewable alternative.


Energy sustainability, renewable energy, wave energy conversion

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