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Where the waves are

Blue wave on the oceanWhen it comes to farming wave energy, two things have to be sorted out: find the spot where the best wave power density is located, then how to capture it cost effectively. KTH researchers have helped a Swedish company find a to do the latter.

And heres a neat little interactive tool from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which you can use to check out the wave power density during different months off the Pacific, Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the U.S. To see the global distribution of wave energy potential check out This report from the 29th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering.

David Callahan

David Callahan is editor for international news and media at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.