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wave energy

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(General Physics) energy obtained by harnessing wave power
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Located at Jeju Island in South Korea, the floating platform will be equipped with four offshore wind turbines, one in each corner, and wave energy converter buoys along the side.
Oregon State University and its Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center recently announced submission to the federal government of a plan outlining construction and operation of a wave energy test site off of the Oregon coastline.<br />The facility would be built seven miles west of Seal Rock in Lincoln County, and when complete it would be the first full-scale wave energy test site in the U.S.
Meanwhile, wave energy could contribute PS4bn to the UK economy and support 8,100 jobs by 2040, assuming a 10-year lag behind tidal stream, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult study found.
Outgoing from this point, we are able to say that wave energy is one of the cleanest, renewable and unbounded energy source to convert into the electrical power.
The proposal comes as part of an environmental scoping report submitted by Cornwall-based wave energy developer Wave Hub Limited (WHL).
Trelleborg's engineered products operation has supplied a bespoke, flexible rubber membrane to WetFeet, a 3.46 million[euro], three-year research and development project funded by the European Union, and designed to foster the exploitation of ocean wave energy. To date, the project has seen the development of a set of breakthrough technology solutions integrated into two wave energy converters; a floating oscillating water column, and Symphony, a variable-volume submerged point-absorber.
Specifically, trade winds spurred by the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, a long-lived El Nino-like pattern of climate variability, are helping to push up sea levels, while increasing wave energy is making some islands more at-risk than others.
"The latest technology is an extension of the oscillating water column (OWC), the most established concept in wave energy," said the company.
Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recently named Aqua Harmonics, a team from Oregon State University, as the winner of the Wave Energy Prize, which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize.
Compared with solar energy, wave energy is not seriously affected by the weather.
International Resource News-December 7, 2015--Eco Wave Power receives European Union grant for wave energy Project in Gibraltar