The world’s tides, ocean waves, and river currents all contain kinetic and potential energy that can be used to drive turbines and produce electricity—reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
Waves are created when wind blows across the oceans surface. In many coastal areas, the wind blows with enough consistency and force to generate near constant wave activity along shorelines.
Wave energy is measured and distributed in 60-hertz frequency. Hydrophone technology, including radio buoys and smart digital hydrophones, is used for wave forecasting. Using sound measurements can help improve the reliability and predictability of wave energy.
Unlike wind, which tends to slow in the mornings and evenings, and solar which is only accessible during daylight hours wave energy can be harnessed 24/7. Improving the way we predict, generate, and distribute wave energy will make our oceans an endless supply of energy that is renewable, pollution-free, and environmentally invisible .