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Wave Energy

  1. 2. <ul><li>Waves are made when wind blows over the ocean </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of energy in waves around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Wave power devices extract the energy from the waves’ motion </li></ul><ul><li>Currently doesn’t supply any Australian power </li></ul>As the energy passes through the water, the water moves in a circular motion.
  2. 3. <ul><li>The oscillating water column is a form of the terminator device. </li></ul><ul><li>Water enters through opening and into chamber with air trapped above. </li></ul><ul><li>The motion of the waves moves the water up and down in the chamber. </li></ul><ul><li>The trapped air is forced out through an opening, leading to a turbine. </li></ul><ul><li>The turbine is connected to a generator. The air spins the turbine and that spins the generator. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Renewable energy source </li></ul><ul><li>No waste produced </li></ul><ul><li>No fuel needed for it to run </li></ul><ul><li>Not expensive to operate and maintain </li></ul><ul><li>No human or environmental risks </li></ul>√ <ul><li>Unpredictable </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be built in a suitable location </li></ul><ul><li>Noisy, but so are waves </li></ul><ul><li>Must be built to withstand rough weather </li></ul><ul><li>Might be considered an eyesore </li></ul>

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