The economically recoverable wave power in the United Kingdom has been estimated to be 10,000 megawatts.

Anaconda when fully developed can probably be made for about 2 million per megawatt out.  This gives us a potential market of 20 billion pounds in the UK alone.  There are other good sites in Europe, Africa, Australia and the Pacific coast of north America, not to speak of isolated island communities all over the world.  More expensive wave power machines are already being sold commercially.

The Anaconda analytical theory (1.3 MB) has been confirmed by two independent time domain simulations.

OCEAN ENERGY TRAWLERS     the new way to use wave power     TRAWLERS

We are facing a severe power shortage and may be on the verge of runaway global warming. Oil and coal produce greenhouse gases. Fracking for methane is a disaster; when burnt it produces carbon dioxide (a little less than oil and natural gas). But there is always leakage from the mines and methane has 60 times more greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide. On top of that the geological damage will bring unpredictable consequences. Onshore wind turbines are ugly. Off shore wind is expensive, both to install and to maintain. Nuclear accidents are rare; but when they happen, devastating. So what can we do?

The restless oceans are full of energy. A new way to harvest this resource is with ocean energy trawlers. A special ship goes out to sea; once on station it deploys a string of floating wave energy converters which generate electricity. This is used on board to electrolyse sea water, producing hydrogen which is collected in large tanks. After a few weeks the ship picks up its machines, goes back to port and offloads the gas to a regular power station. Hydrogen is green: when burnt it just turns into water, lovely water, no greenhouse gases at all. With a minor modification you can even drive your car on hydrogen ...... no fumes, no smell !     READ MORE

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