China announces wave power station technology advancements
July 27, 2005
China announced that it has developed typhoon-resistant technologies for the world’s first experimental wave power station. The announcement comes two months after a Norwegian firm signed an agreement to construct a commercial wave farm to harvest electricity from sea swells off the coast of Scottland.
The Economic Daily, a Chinese newspaper, reported that the Ocean Energy Division at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion introduced vibrating technologies into a newly-invented electricity generator to make it more efficient, lower-cost and typhoon-resistant than other technologies.
The World Energy Council predicts wave power can eventually supply 15 percent of current global energy demand.