Offshore islands are of small area and fragile ecology, and it’s difficult to connect to the power grids on shore. At present, offshore islands mainly rely on fuel to generate electricity, however, its high cost and severe environment pollution restricts the sustainable development of offshore islands. To solve these problems above, Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has been studying large floating wave energy converter for more than a decade, using the abundant Marine renewable wave energy surrounding the islands to supply power to islands. This report mainly introduces the recent progress of research and development on wave power technology and construction of island independent power system in GIEC. Finally, the application of wave power technology in offshore islands in the future is forecasted.
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