Wave Power

Wave power refers to the transport of energy through ocean surface waves and putting that energy to functional use such as for desalinating water and generating electricity. Wave power generation is not a commonly-used commercial technology.

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Pros and cons of biomass?

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Pros of biomass is that it's renewable, made locally with minimal cost, promotes energy independence and converts waste into fuel. Cons of biomass is that large areas of land are needed, the geography of a country will limit the type of biomass used to create energy and some materials are not available year round.

What are some disadvantages of the pelamis wave energy converter?

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—Low cost of investment is less

—It also displace above 2000 carbon dioxide emissions tons per year.

—Avoids pollution

—The Pelamis has a similar output to a modern wind turbine.

—When complete, the project should meet the average electricity demand of more than 15,000 Portuguese households.

—There is going to be only starting investment.

—Minimum environmental impact.

—Plenty of space plus high 'power-density'.

—Survivability - 100 year wave

—100% available technology

—Hydraulic Power Take Off

—Power smoothing


—Maximum site flexibility

—Minimum work on-site

—Off-site maintenance

dis advantages

· Disturbance or destruction of marine life (including changes in the distribution and types of marine life near the shore)

· Possible threat to navigation from collisions due to the low profile of the wave energy devices above the water, making them undetectable either by direct sighting or by radar. Also possible is the interference of mooring and anchorage lines with commercial and sport-fishing.

· Degradation of scenic ocean front views from wave energy devices located near or on the shore, and from onshore overhead electric transmission lines

What places can use wave power?

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wave energy as in tidal energy? because it is being used! in France and planned for the bay of fundy in canada. erosion does present a problem but theyre working on it. No, wave energy is different. Can be used where there are sufficient waves.

When was the wave pool invented?

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What countries use wave power?

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Country that uses the most wind power is Germany, then areas of Denmark also use alot of wind power. Next would be the U.S., and Spain follows right behind them. Other users include:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Wales
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Scotland
  • England
  • India
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa

The United States and China are in a race for number one spot on this utterly useless form of power. They have both surpassed Germany as the leader. See the link below

What waves require matter to carry energy?

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All waves except electromagnetic waves and gravitational waves (predicted by General Relativity, but not yet detected).

Some examples are:

  • sound waves
  • water waves
  • earthquake waves
  • etc.

What property of a wave increase as the wave energy increase?

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An increase in energy corresponds to an increase in frequency or a decrease in wavelength.

What are the areas of compression and rarefraction an dwhich type wave do they aply?

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Air layers come closer at a particular time at a particular place is known to be compression. At the same place after some time the layers get separated. This is rarefaction.

For example, a sound wave.

How could you increase the power of a wave in a spring?

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Increase the tension on the spring