Gallery: Australia’s Entire Power Grid Could be Fueled by Wave Power


The World Energy Council just named Australia’s southern shores the world’s most promising site for the development of wave power. Australia has a goal of reducing their emissions by 60 percent of year 2000 levels by 2050. The World Energy Council noted that if Aussies developed just 10% of the country’s viable wave power sites they could meet their quota. That means that if just 20% of the possible wave power sites in Australia were developed, the whole country could be run entirely by the sea.

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  2. The Refinishing Touch August 23, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Couldn\’t the people who would travel here for the environmental aspects alone eventually offset the costs this type of implementation would have? It’s a long way away, but this is very promising.

  3. awam August 22, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Unfortunately, the population density near these places with large consistent waves is too low to justify installing wave powered generators and the distances to the population centers results in too great of a transmission loss.

    Practically nobody lives between Albany and Port Lincon on the south coast, the area which accounts for the majority of the potential for wave power.

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