Wave power 2014
- What is the effect on the environment?
Corrosion: Protection of metal constructions can be provided up to 30 years and more.
Pollutants: Wave energy companies use big volumes of hydraulic fluids, which may cause a leak of hydro fluid to the ocean.
Science exchange ‘wave power’ - How does it work? Most of the energy comes from the rising and falling water level and requires exposure to the waves. Currently, there are three basic technological paradigms for wave energy and various companies are pursuing their own designs in these areas.
- Where can you find “plants” of this source and why? The best wave energy environments are along western coastlines because the largest, most consistent winds come from the west. In the United States, wave power hotspots are California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Globally, wave energy leaders include the United Kingdom, Portugal, Australia and New Zealand. Northern Canada and southern Africa are other wave power hotspots, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
-Can it be used in the Netherlands, why?/why not? no because, There are limited wave power opportunities in the East, when the shape of the land can sometimes yield energy resources.