How Ocean Waves Can Generate Powerful Electricity
Did you know that according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the theoretical annual energy potential of waves off the coasts of the United States is estimated to be as much as 2.64 trillion kilowatt-hours or the equivalent of about 64 percent of total U.S. electricity generation in 2019?
All this power is emissions-free and renewable and clean energy firms such as Eco Wave Power are making the most of it. The company claims to have developed an innovative technology for generating clean electricity from the ocean and sea waves, using a simple yet smart design in which their floaters are attached to existing human-made structures.
According to the firm's website, Eco Wave Power's "innovative technology has also been recognized as a “Pioneering Technology” by the Chief Scientist of the Energy Ministry of Israel and received an Efficient Solution label from Solar Impulse Foundation." The company has also been awarded grants by ERDF, Horizon 2020, and the Energy Ministry of Israel.
But does its technology work? Can it deliver on this great promise that is wave energy? And if so, what does that mean for the future of renewable energy? In this video, we answer these questions and more and bring you footage of the technology in action.
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