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Empowering Lives

PostPosted:Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:47 pm
by WIGGIN31
Ocean energy is the best option for those concerned about the damages done to the world by the fossil fuel energy. The fossil fuels emit a great deal of harmful gases to produce energy. And their availability is also limited. But this is not so in the case of renewable sources of energy.

Renewable sources of energy like the ocean energy are growing in popularity because of its huge scope. Ocean power technologies are based on the well known principle of hydrodynamic physics and electrical engineering. There is a vast amount of energy present in the waves caused b the wind blowing above water. In fact, the wave power present is calculated around 2-3 million mega watts around the coastlines of the world.

Ocean Wave Power is found to be so huge that it can power up to 10% of the total energy demand. The ocean wave energy can be captured from the surface waves using point absorbers. It is calculated that only 0.2% of the energy present in ocean has been tapped till date.