Wave Power



Wave power: how it works

A silent but informative introduction to how wave power works. 
The power in our seas is vast - and wave power is at an innovative stage. According to government and industry figures, wave and tidal power combined could meet 12.5 per cent of today's electricity demand - economically and practically - by 2025.It's an opportunity we can't afford to let slip.

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Wave Power



Wave power is the transport of energy by ocean surface waves, and the capture of that energy to do useful work – for example, electricity generationwater desalination, or the pumping of water (into reservoirs). 

Machinery able to exploit wave power is generally known as a wave energy converter (WEC).



Wave power is distinct from the diurnal flux of tidal power and the steady gyre of ocean currents

Wave-power generation is not currently a widely employed commercial technology, although there have been attempts to use it since at least 1890. 

In 2008, the first experimental wave farm was opened in Portugal, at the Aguçadoura Wave Park.


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