Why Wave Power?
Pros and Cons of Wave Power
Carolyn Fortuna, June 5, 2017 (Planetsave)
“Wave power could be one of the world’s most abundant source of renewable energy, as oceans cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface and hold onto a large amount of energy. But [until] significant amounts of money are invested into wave power research & development, this renewable resource with such enormous potential may take decades to catch up with where solar and wind energy [are]…The difficulties in harnessing wave power include saltwater erosion of energy-collection devices and the haphazard way that wave action rolls, bobs, and converges from multiple directions…[T]he vast possibilities to harness wave action provide a compelling allure…[and indications] so far are very positive…Wave power is less variable than other renewable energy sources and is a concentrated form of renewable energy…The proximity of favorable wave energy sites to ultimate end users is significant, thereby minimizing transmission issues…[A]pproximately 60% of the world’s population lives within 35 miles of a coast…The designs of [Wave Enefrgy Converters] have not yet converged on a common system…[Several are] in development…” click here for more