Australian company Wave Swell Energy is developing a new system that harvests wave energy, a renewable form of energy. The system is a giant hollow chamber that sits partially submerged on the seabed, funneling waves in and out of an underwater opening and generating electricity via a turbine. The use of renewable sources of energy, such as wave energy, could play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the Paris agreement goal of preventing temperatures from rising more than 2° C (3.6° F) above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.
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An engineering, procurement and consultancy firm is to assess the feasibility of a planned marine energy test site in Wales. Black and Veatch has been appointed by test site operator Wave Hub to conduct a study into its proposed Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone offshore site. The facility aims to allow for the testing of multiple wave energy arrays of up to 30MW each and will be built on a seabed lease secured from the Crown Estate. The study will prepare an outline for how its grid infrastructure will be designed, start the consent process by conducting an environmental impact assessment and work out how commercially viable the site is. It will also include a study into how the project would benefit the local supply chain and economy.
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