Wave farm

A wave farm or wave power farm is a collection of machines in the same location and used for the generation of wave power electricity.


Portugal continues to develop the world's first commercial wave farm, the Aguçadora Wave Park near Póvoa de Varzim. The farm will initially use three Pelamis P-750 machines generating 2.25 MW. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4805076.stm BBC NEWS | Scotland | Sea machine makes waves in Europe ] ] [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4563077.stm BBC NEWS | Scotland | Wave energy contract goes abroad ] ] Initial costs are put at 8.5 million euro. A second phase of the project is now planned to increase the installed capacity from 2.25MW to 21MW using a further 25 Pelamis machines. []

United Kingdom

Funding for a wave farm in Scotland was announced on February 20 2007 by the Scottish Executive, at a cost of over £4 million, as part of a £13 million funding packages for marine power in Scotland. The farm will be the world's largest with a capacity of 3MW generated by four Pelamis machines. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/6377423.stm BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Orkney to get 'biggest' wave farm ] ] . See also: Renewable energy in Scotland.

Funding for a wave farm known as Wave hub off the north coast of Cornwall, England was approved in June 2007. The Wave hub operates as an extension cable allowing developers to install and operate wave energy generating devices while keeping down connection costs. Four device operators have expressed an interest in using the site which will initially allow up to 20MW of wave energy capacity.

ee also

*Wave power
*Wind power
*Solar power
*Tidal power
*Ocean thermal energy conversion
*Geothermal power
*Marine current power


External links

* [http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=49562 Wave-Powered Generators Deployed off Florida Coast] Category: Energy from oceans and water]

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