Wave farms show energy potential

Proponents of clean energy have long seen the oceans as a great hope for the future. Ocean waves carry tremendous power, and could, in theory at least, provide much of the world’s electricity.

But while other sources of renewable energy – such as wind and solar – have been widely adopted in recent years, wave energy has been slow to take off.

But that’s changing. Scottish engineers will soon deploy an offshore “wave farm” in Portugal.

They have also signed a deal to build an even larger farm in Scottish waters.

Click here to see how the wave power system works

Construction of the wave farm in Portugal has been underway for the past year in a busy shipyard in the Portuguese coastal town of Peniche.

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