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Wave – Renewable energy from the sea

Friday, June 5th, 2009


Westwave: Pelamis Wave Power's wave energy convertersWestwave: Pelamis Wave Power's wave energy convertersWestwave: Artists impression


The energy contained in ocean waves is a huge potential source of renewable energy, and the UK has wave power levels that are among the highest in the world.

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Wave energy is a concentrated form of solar energy. Ocean waves are created by the interaction of the wind with the surface of the sea. They travel great distances without significant losses and so act as an efficient energy transport mechanism across thousands of kilometres. The energy can be captured by various devices, which produce enough movement either of air or water to drive generators that converts the energy into electricity.