The dynamic equation between sun, earth, wind and water result in the formation of waves, which are unbound sources of energy that come crashing onto the shore. The longer the wind pushes the wave, the stronger it is, in fact the wave will be strong enough to generate enough energy to solve at least 10% of the Earth’s energy crisis.
Wave power is a form of wind power as waves emanate at the center of the sea when low-pressure zones cause ripples. These ripples are fanned by the wind and are carried up to the shore where they break after covering a distance of thousands of miles. The rise and fall of the wave consist of collecting wind energy, which can be harvested by using moving elements. Unlike hydro power, the water itself is not the catalyst here; it is just the agent that harnesses energy.
With the depletion of fossil fuels and ever-growing demand of energy, new sources of renewable energy are needed to be tapped. Tidal energy is one such option. Tidal energy converts energy from tides, i.e. continuous flow of water. Tidal energy was tapped 100s of years ago in waterwheel techniques. In mid and late twentieth century, many countries such as France, China and Canada tried to capture tidal energy. However, high cost- both environmental, as well as financial discouraged their large-scale use.
A Robot called Benjamin is one of the four wave gliders developed by Liquid Robotics, which has travelled more than 3000 nautical miles from San Francisco to Hawaii and broke the record of travelling the longest distance that any unmanned vehicle has cove
The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency and a team of researchers from MBARI lead by Andy Hamilton are working together on project ‘power buoy’ that will supply electricity for oceanographic instruments in Monterey Bay. The basis of the project
With the world going gaga about environment friendly technology to suffice our daily needs, Scotland is not far behind. Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) has conducted a test on an immersed turbine which can be utilized to harness tidal power to produce ele
Today with increasing global warming and increasing awareness of other environmental hazards, more and more people across the world are focusing on harnessing natural sources of energy like wind energy. Wave power is a renewable source of energy and is av
Energy companies are finding success in efforts to generate power from sea waves. As the search for more alternative energy sources is going wild, an Israel start-up energy company Eco Wave Power has developed two small-scale devices for wave energy. The
With the need for energy growing all around the world, we have to explore newer and better sources of energy. One resource that has been largely untapped till now is the energy from sea and ocean waves. The best thing about this resource is that it is com