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T E C H N O L O G Y A V E N U E Wave EnergyMohammad-Reza Alam

Summary: T E C H N O L O G Y A V E N U E
Wave EnergyMohammad-Reza Alam
orldwide demand for electricity is
expected to double within the next 20 years.
This demand, combined with commitments to
significantly reduce CO2 emissions within the
same time frame, are facilitating the push for
clean, socially acceptable methods of
generating power.
The ocean is a large, relatively untapped
renewable energy resource. The British
Department of Trade and Industry has claimed
that there are at least 90 million gigawatts of
energy in wind driven waves alone worldwide
[1]. This may be compared to the 15 thousands
gigawatts of energy consumed worldwide.
Besides surface wave energy, there are
numerous other ways of extracting energy
from the ocean. Tidal power includes using


Source: Alam, Mohammad-Reza - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


Collections: Engineering