【出展引用リンク】： Photo: A buoy connected to a wave energy converter.
The aim is to meet the demands of our customers
Wave power – potentials and challenges
- There is a huge global theoretical potential for energy from the waves, in the order of several thousands of TWh. Even if only a small part of wave potential can be exploited this will still mean potential of several hundreds of TWh. The total annual electricity consumption in Sweden is approximately 135 TWh.
- Waves have a longer duration than winds, and tend to shift in their incidence to a greater extent compared to winds. This means that electricity can be generated from the waves after winds have died out. It also means that wave power complements – rather than competes with – wind power.
- The environmental and visual impacts of offshore wave power farms are expected to be low.