- Promotion of clusters on marine renewable energy (e.g. PELAGOS) is crucial as well as technology transfer/knowledge exchange;
- A common policy on marine energy is needed;
- Specific financial schemes for marine renewable energy are necessary (some models were presented); need of a cost-benefit analysis of marine energy, which is not yet commercially viable in many places (e.g. smart and specific devices to capture big waves have high maintenance costs).
- Figure out how to integrate various renewable energy technologies into a smart grid able to feed the main grid and, at the same time, provide a back-up energy source and store the energy.
Simone Bastianoni – University of Siena, Italy