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Non Conventional Energy Resources by Sobh Nath Singh

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Chapter 12

Sea Wave Energy

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Motion in the sea waves and parameters of wave propagation
  • Power associated with sea waves and wave formula
  • Wave energy availability in world and in india
  • Devices for harnessing wave energy
  • Key issues of wave power development
  • Environmental considerations

The energy in ocean waves mainly comes in an irregular and oscillating form at all times of the day and night. Solar energy causes winds to blow over vast ocean areas, which in turn cause waves to form, gather, and travel huge distances to the shoreline of continents. The wave height, period, and direction are primarily dependent on the wind properties (speed, direction, and duration) and also the geometry of the sea (fetch length and depth). There ...

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