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Big Wave Energy Potential Near Australia

Posted December 17, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

A study, which considered data collected over a 31-year period, concluded that the southeast coast of Australia has the potential to generate 17 GWh of electricity annually from a single wave farm. The assessment improved on existing wave energy resource assessments in the region by dynamically downscaling global scale model hindcasts.


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12/19/2016 12:44 PM

How much would this 2 MW wave farm cost?

A single wind turbine can be 5 MW. Wave energy harvesting is foolish for utility scale projects. Now, on the other hand, if you are harvesting wave energy to power a remote monitoring station, or some other off-grid requirement, we can re-open this trade space.

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12/19/2016 5:58 PM

23% of Australia's 25GW average demand is about 50TWh/year. So 3000 of these 17 GWh wave farms would be required

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12/20/2016 12:08 PM

Now there is an investment ready to go. Bring all your money.

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