GLOBAL WARMING AND HEAVILY POLLUTED AIR IN MANY LARGE CITIES ARE GOOD REASONS TO FOCUS ON CLEAN ENERGY, BUT THE URGENT AND GROWING WORLDWIDE NEED FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ELECTRICITY AT AFFORDABLE PRICES IS ALSO DRIVEN BY MARKET DEMAND
Waves roll perpetually, so the energy they provide requires little or no storage, in contrast to wind and solar energy.
Waves are also dense - about 800 times more dense than air. A little water can generate a lot of power, allowing wave energy sources to have a very small footprint.
10 MAJOR BENEFITS OF WAVE ENERGY:
Robust, mechanically simple design proven to withstand storms
Modular “plug & play” design saves costs, increases flexibility, reduces risk, and allows cost recovery to begin quickly.
Small footprint: produces a lot of power per square meter of operation and requires virtually no land use
Optimized for medium wave climates
Virtually invisible from a short distance
Creates artificial reefs which are a refuge for marine life
No pollutants or blades that harm marine life
The predictibility of waves 24/7/365 leads to easier grid integration
No need for energy storage
Low maintenance cost