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Green energy from green water

AuthorsBas Buchner
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 97
Date12 Aug 2009
Reading time6 minutes

Wave energy represents a significant untapped energy source. As Professor Jo Hermans from the University of Leiden says: 'Worldwide the economically exploitable amount of wave energy is estimated at 2,000 TWh/year, an average power of 200GW over a year. This is quite a lot: the equivalent of 200 large power stations.' But the challenge is to generate a predictable amount of energy, in a reliable way, at a reasonable cost.


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Bas Buchner


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