Why wave power isn’t everywhere (yet)

The oceans, that cover most of the planet, are full of energy. So much, in fact, that if we could harness that of all the waves, we’d fulfill global demand three times over. There’s just one small problem: No one has figured out exactly how to make this work long-term. But we could be on the cusp of sea change.

Author: Aditi Rajagopal
Camera: Florian Kroker
Video Editor: Henning Goll
Supervising Editor: Kiyo Dörrer, Joanna Gottschalk

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#PlanetA #WaveEnergy #WavePower

Read More:

Outlook for the industry: https://www.irena.org/-/media/Files/I… and https://www.oceanenergy-europe.eu/wp-…

Experimental designs:
https://eng.ox.ac.uk/news/research-in… and https://www.ukri.org/news/projects-to…

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Special thanks to the following (for background interviews):
Lisa MacKenzie and Matthew Finn and the European Marine Energy Centre (https://www.emec.org.uk/)
Rémi Gruet at Ocean Energy Europe (https://www.oceanenergy-europe.eu)
Burke Hale at Oregon State University
George Hagerman at Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography
Tobias Voelkel and Doris Froitzheim at Sinn Power
Danielle Bilik and Inna Braverman at Eco Wave Power

00:00 Intro
01:11 The complexity of waves
02:52 How to tame a wave
04:12 The industry’s crests and troughs
06:17 Waves work when others crash
07:27 Wave power today
10:28 Conclusion


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