Wave Energy Kate Riley Energy Alternatives Spring 2007.

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  • Wave Energy Kate Riley Energy Alternatives Spring 2007
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  • Physical Properties of Waves Waves are created by wind passing over large bodies of water. Waves are measured by their: Height (H) Height (H) Wavelength() Wavelength() Frequency (v) Frequency (v) Period (T) Period (T)
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  • Development of Wave Energy North Atlantic has highest potential Most development along European coast Estimated 30GW-80GW in UK alone Worldwide estimates 2 TW or 17,500TWh/yr
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  • Development of Wave Technology Leaders in researching and investing in wave technology: UK UK Norway Norway Japan Japan Rep. of Ireland Rep. of Ireland Australia Australia Indonesia Indonesia
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  • What does it take? High average wave energy Persistent waves Deep water close to shore (decreases frictional energy loss) Small tidal range (