Wave energy: prospects and prototypes

L. J. Duckers

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The average energy content of ocean waves in some parts of the World is very large. Extracting some of this energy and converting it to mechanical, thermal, or more usually, electrical energy is an attractive proposition, partly because of the economic benefits but especially because of the extremely low environmental impact of wave converter schemes. Around the world a large number of converter concepts have been developed theoretically, at model scale or tested as prototypes. This paper considers those concepts with are at, or close to, prototype testing. (Author)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy, Technology and the Environment
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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