WAVE ENERGY 101

Crashing Waves It’s obvious that waves are powerful, but how exactly do they work, and how can we go about harvesting the energy that carries a surfer, erodes a bluff, or knocks over a sand castle? Here are some resources to answer these and other related questions.

How do waves work?
Explore the ways in which kinetic energy from waves can be harvested and turned into electricity!

Energy Demands: Can Wave Energy Meet Our Needs?
The logistics of wave energy pertainign to grid assimilation and feisability can be found here.

Impacts on the Environment
Explore how wave energy can affect coastal marine zones and how researchers are looking to mitigate some of the effects of wave energy installations.

For more reading, check out these helpful wave energy publications: