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Wave energy has double current potential, say University of Exeter academics
5:00pm Friday 29th June 2012 in News
WAVE power could be harnessed more effectively to produce renewable energy, according to academics from the University of Exeter.
The academics have devised a means of forecasting the power of the next wave to make the technology twice as effective.
According to research carried out at the Tel Aviv University in Israel, marine energy is understood to have the potential to provide the whole UK with electricity twice over. But technologies remain underdeveloped and non-competitive without subsidies, common for other forms of renewable energy.
The University of Exeter's research aims to address challenges in preventing energy devices being damaged by the hostile marine environment.