The main purpose of this report is to elaborate a deep analysis of blue energy technologies: solar cooling, wind energy, seawater heat pumps and marine wave and tidal energy, in order to obtain a complete knowledge of these systems to be applied in coastal-marine areas, with particular attention to their impacts on the environment, and their interrelation with the different activities and sectors. Beside technical information of analysed technologies the report contains information about existing installation, economic and environmental data as well as a list of available literature for each technology. Above mention technologies were selected for detail analysis after collecting data for existing blue energy installation in partner countries presented in the report “Final report on existing RES installations in marine-coastal (Adriatic-Ionian) area”. The environmental and legislative information, as well as current status and future targets of renewable energy technologies in partner countries of Adriatic-Ionian region were collected and analysed based on the data collected in the Action 1 under the report “Final report on legislation, status, targets and barriers of renewable energy utilisation”.
The Map shows the Wave potentials in the Adriatic and Ionian seas
The Map shows the tidal range in the Adriatic and Ionian seas
The Map shows the sea surface temperature of the Adriatic and Ionian seas
The Map shows the sea surface temperature of the Adriatic and Ionian seas
The Map shows the global horizontal irradiation of the Adriatic-Ionian Region
The Map prepared by Goles shows the wind potential of the Adriatic-Ionian Region
The Map shows the RES plants signaled through the questionnaires within the coastal-area of the Adriatic Ionian Region.
Considering the fact that the technologies involved have different level of technical maturity, for the ocean energy it is mainly necessary to focus on the research and testing activities while for the other technologies (sea water heat pumps and solar cooling) it is still possible to think of concrete actions to overcome some of the barriers envisaged. Other project proposals tackle some field which are cross-sectional and can give a contribution to the improvement of the general conditions which create favorable circumstances for the res sector (training-education, awareness raising campaign, res networking, feasibility studies and accurate potential assessment). Other project proposals have simply been conceived during Enercoast meetings and can represent a concrete first step for project proposals in the first call of Med Program.
This report has been realized within WP2 – Action 5 to be exposed to local/regional stakeholders on the occasion of the coming workshops for the definition of investments needs and priorities to be addressed in the Res sector. The report, gathering results from Action 1-4, present disadvantages and advantages of the following technologies:
- Sea water heat pumps,
- Solar cooling systems,- Wind power plants,
- Wave and tidal technologies.
The findings will be presented and discussed on the occasion of several workshops which will take place in the regions involved with the purpose of collecting ideas and proposals from the target groups for the definition of the list of proposals for future projects. In order to give further inputs to stakeholders, for each technology, the partnership has identified the indicators and indices for evaluation of technology readiness levels (TRL) which indicates the level of development of each technology, in relation to each power plant dimension range.
The aim of this action is to analyze under an energetic point of view, 8 infrastructures within the municipalities or cities where the legislation analysis has been carried out in previous action, and identify the suitable technologies which could be adopted to reduce environmental and economic impacts, elaborating relative scenarios and simulations with the application of such technology. The case studies consist of an energetic, economic and environmental analysis. This action has been coordinated by the University of the Aegean
This REPORT represents the study on the state of the art of the renewable energy sector in the Adriatic Ionian coastal-marine area. It is a part of technical activities from the work package 2 (third activity) of the ENERCOAST project, which takes part of the project group Med-Maritime Integrated Projects. This activity is coordinated by Cortea s.c.r.l.
Because the diverse geographical features of MED countries n. four countries were involved within the activity in order to present as good as possible the potentialities within each country in order to obtain a comprehensive evaluation of renewable resource availability.
The participating partners were the following:
CROATIA - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
GREECE - University of the Aegean
ITALY - Cortea scrl and Province of Rimini
SLOVENIA - Goriška Local Energy Agency Nova Gorica
In detail the following adriatic-Ionian area was taken into the study:
- the Italian coastal areas on Adriatic see, including Calabria and Sicily,
- Adriatic coast in Slovenia,
- Adriatic coast in Croatia,
- Ionian coast in Greece
Within the study the following renewable energy sources were analysed:
 solar energy
 wind energy
 marine energy (three forms of marine energy: tidal range, tidal current, wave energy) and
 environmental energy (environmental energy in form of sea water as heat pump heat source).
The present document gatheres all of the reports that were produced by project partners on legislation, status, targets and barriers of renewable energy utilisation at national level and local level.
The main study was focused on national perspectives and goals of the use of renewable technology, national subsidy schemes and programmes for supporting the use of renewable energy technologies that are studied within the project Enercoast, current status and future targets of renewable energy sources in final energy supply.
Particular attention was also paid on those areas that are subject to an environmental and heritage protection.
Within this acitivity the following partners were involved:
CROATIA - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
GREECE - University of the Aegean
ITALY - Cortea scrl and Province of Rimini
SLOVENIA - Goriška Local Energy Agency Nova Gorica
The present document gatheres all of the reports that were produced by project partners at national level on existing RES installations in marine coastal (Adriatic – Ionian) area. Within this acitivity the following partners were involved:
CROATIA - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
GREECE - University of the Aegean
ITALY - Cortea scrl and Province of Rimini
SLOVENIA - Goriška Local Energy Agency Nova Gorica
In detail the following adriatic-Ionian area was taken into the study:
- the Italian coastal areas on Adriatic see, including Calabria and Sicily,Adriatic coast in Slovenia,
- Adriatic coast in Croatia,
- Ionian coast in Greece
Within the study the following exisiting RES technologies were presented:
 technologies for exploitation of solar energy – solar heating, solar cooling and photovoltaic systems (PV)
 technologies for exploitation of wind energy – wind turbines (on shore, off shore)
&#61623; technologies for exploitation of marine energy –wave and tidal (< 250 kW), heat pump (HP) thermal sea energy
A general overview on Enercoast: the presentation shows the main contents and aims of the project.
 

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Enercoast Workshop on Diffusion of RES in Marine-Coastal Areas of the Adriatic-Ionian Region

The first Enercoast workshop, which will take place in Athens next 23rd April 2015, will allow the elaboration of a list of proposals to address the needs of research and technological innovation to reduce the production and operating costs, to improve the energy balance, to reduce the environmental impacts, to overcome the bureaucracy aspects, to enhance the legislation, to promote new production chains, etc., in accordance with the needs pointed out by the stakeholders during the meetings.