System for Predicting Wave Energy Could Double Wave ability Generation

July 3, 2012 · Print This Article


As part of a new study on wave ability, the University of Exeter and Tel Aviv University have come up with a system that predicts the ability of waves in order to maximize wave energy devices’ ability to generate energy from the sea. The researchers found that this system could potentially double the amount of wave energy generated by a device.

Phys.org reports, “The research focused on point absorbers, commonly-used floating

devices with parts that move in response to waves, generating energy which they feed back to the grid. Point absorbers are already known to be much more efficient in the amount of energy they produce whether their response closely matches the force of the waves and previous research has looked at trying to increase this efficiency. However, this is the first study that has focused on increasing the device’s efficiency by […]

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