The kinetic energy of the wave turns a turbine attached to a generator, which produces electricity.
Wave energy is created from wind and the waves from the ocean produce the energy. The way wave energy produces electricity is by placing equipment on the surface of the ocean that way the wave movement converts mechanical energy into electrical power.
How does it work?
3 advantages: 1. it is renewable2. A lot of energy comes from it3. It is very reliable
3 disadvantages:1. The cost is very high2. Effects tourism3. Suitable to certain locations
How much does it cost to start up?It cost $1.6 million to start up and the fuel cost 9 cent kilowatt per hour.
How much does it cost to start up & where is this energy being generated successfuly?
Where is this energy being generated successfully?To towns and power plants near the coast.Countries that use wave energy are the United kingdom. Australia, and The United States.