While we wait to finally have a range of electric, or at least plug-in, cars to buy, it's good to know that there are ever more sources of clean energy - i.e., wave power - to produce this electricity. As you might have noticed, the ocean is permanently moving, so it is a good idea to capture some of this kinetic energy. Back in the 1970s it building dams at seashores was considered, that strategy wasn't met with success. The idea has been reconsidered, and today energy is captured not from tides but surface waves. Two commercial plants have just opened in Atlantic waters: One near Porto, Portugal (shown above) with 2.25 MW capacity and another near Santoña, Spain that is able to produce 1.4 MW of electricity.

[Source: Renwable Energy and Econoticias]

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