Wave power 2014

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Wave energy is produced when electricity generators are placed on the surface of the ocean. The energy provided is most often used in desalination plants, power plants and    water pumps. Energy output is determined by wave height, wave speed, wavelength, and water density. To date there are only a handful of experimental wave generator plants in operation around the world. The articles on this page explore the world of wave energy and its possible applications.

Camilo Luca

- 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.

Other benefits: Does not have any noise pollution, does not generate solid waste or wastewater, does not have any gaseous or CO2 emissions and is totally clean and pollution free.

Coast damage: It is big,so then spoils the landscape and the beach.

Oscillating water column is a type of energy generator with waves; are devices that generate energy from the rise and fall of water caused by waves in the ocean. As water rises and falls around and inside an OWC, air is displaced by the water in a collecting chamber and pushed back and forth past a Power-Take-Off (PTO) system. The PTO system converts the airflow into energy.


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Does it produce carbon dioxide?


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Where is your contribution?

Steijn G

how does it works: you have 2 floating blocks, they are atteched to poles wich are atched to a rad, on that rad they atteched a dynimo, that dynimo generates the energy. (the dynimo works the same as yhat one you use on a bike)

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Please add a picture of how it works and discuss what you can see on this picture.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcStpg3i5V8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOcB1CG2as8

-What is the effect on the enviroment? Waves-Brazil-Promotes-First-Power-Generator.jpg The generators used for wave energy do effect the enviroment a bit. the metal inside the water gets rusted fast cause of the salt cause of this the water gets dirty. Also waves destroy the coastline but that happens anyway cause we can´t stop them.So wave power has minimum effect on the enviroment.

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What about the poor fish and pollution of the horizon?


Where can you find wave power? - Northern Canada - southern africa - united kingdom - New Zealand - Australia - portugal The best wave energy environments are along western coastlines because the most consistent winds come from the west. There are limited wave power opportunities in the East. You can find wave power in the the United Kingdom, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Canada and southern Africa. In portugal the project has started, but is spread out to a lot of countries

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Please say this in your own words.


Conclusion: Things went well because everybody did their work and they didn´t argue about it. But things also didn´t went well because at first there were some people that didn´t know what they had to do, so that part was a little bit difficult. The first lesson was searching for information about wave power. The second lesson was much clearer because at the start of the lesson we discussed briefly who was going to do what.

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Where is your contribution?