The Pros And Cons Of Wave Energy

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Brazil is the ninth largest energy consumer in the world. 41 percent of energy production of Brazil originates from renewable sources. One of Brazil's largest source of renewable energy is the Sugarcane plantation. The hydroelectric plant also is a big source of energy. Because of the recent, droughts, there is less Hydroelectric power being produced. The total energy consumption in 2015 was 13.6 quadrillion. The largest share of energy consumption in Brazil comes from the oil and hydroelectricity. The source of energy selected by me for the source of energy is the wave energy.The waves have a lot of potential energy. If fully exploited, nearly 40% of the world’s power demand could be supplied by this resource which is equivalent to as much as 800 nuclear power plants. It works by capturing the potential energy produced by the waves…show more content…
This is a very good motivating factor for the use of this type of source of energy. It is also renewable because the waves will keep coming until the end of the world. So it is more renewable than any other kind of energy which have a fear of ending one day. It has a lot of energy potential that is the amount of power we can harness from waves is a lot. The energy density is 30-40 kW for every meter of a wave along the shore. It is very reliable because the waves are never interrupted and always remain in motion. So it makes them more reliable than solar or wind energy. It occupies very less area that is less than a half square mile of an ocean and can generate energy equivalent of 20,000 British homes. The offshore wave power that is the ocean wave energy plants can be put offshore because there is more energy in these waves and they could also minimize the negative environmental effects wave power has on the environment, but they are way more expensive than the normal

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