Wave power

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    • friction of winds blowing over water produces waves. the kinetic energy can be harnessed
    • factors which produce larger waves
      • areas with strong winds
      • winds that blow continually
      • constant wind direction
      • there is a long distance for the waves to build up
    • best sites for wave power are exposed coasts
    • equipment that harnesses the energy of the waves may anchored offshore that could be fixed on the seabed.
    • wave power is intermittent as it relies on wind.
      • also unreliable as cant predict wind direction


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