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Ocean Wave Energy Utilization

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The exploitation of ocean waves in electricity production, potable-water production, waterbody revitalization and farming is discussed. Those energy-conversion technologies that are now at the prototype stage are described. The systems are those that are resonant in nature, since resonant systems have been found to be the most efficient. The efficiency of these systems is due to both diffraction-induced wave focusing and possible impedance-matching.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2002

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  • The Marine Technology Society Journal is the flagship publication of the Marine Technology Society. It publishes the highest caliber, peer-reviewed papers on subjects of interest to the society: marine technology, ocean science, marine policy and education. The Journal is dedicated to publishing timely special issues on emerging ocean community concerns while also showcasing general interest and student-authored works.
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