30 Mar '16, 6am

What's the size of wave power prize? New SR blog:

Bigger is better - but we all know that’s not always true. Small can also be beautiful. That’s certainly the case in wave energy . Smaller devices prove their worth While much of the sector’s focus has historically been on larger, ‘utility scale’ machines, many smaller devices are now coming to the fore and proving their worth. Noisy, inefficient, polluting diesel generators are used by fish farms, remote coastal mines, island communities and more across the world. Wave energy can offer a cleaner, greener alternative, and therein lies the opportunity - but just how big is it? Measuring the size of the wave power prize University of Edinburgh IDCORE student Ciaran Frost has taken data from the US's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's WaveWatch III model and used it to map the world. His analysis highlights where small-scale wave energy resource exists – effect...

Full article: https://www.scottishrenewables.com/news/blog-whats-size-w...

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