Definition of Wave and Tidal Energy
Worldwide potential for wave and tidal power is enormous, however, local geography greatly influences the electricity generation potential of each technology. Wave energy resources are best between 30º and 60º latitude in both hemispheres.
Wave Energy Technologies
There are three main types of wave energy technologies. One type uses floats, buoys, or pitching devices to generate electricity using the rise and fall of ocean swells to drive hydraulic pumps. A second type uses oscillating water column (OWC) devices to generate electricity at the shore using the rise and fall of water within a cylindrical shaft. The rising water drives air out of the top of the shaft, powering an air-driven turbine. Third, a tapered channel, or overtoppingdevice can be located either on or offshore. They concentrate waves and drive them into an elevated reservoir, where power is then generated using hydropower turbines as the water is released. The vast majority of recently proposed wave energy projects would use offshore floats, buoys or pitching devices.
Tidal Power Technologies
Until recently, the common model for tidal power facilities involved erecting a tidal dam, or barrage, with a sluice across a narrow bay or estuary. As the tide flows in or out, creating uneven water levels on either side of the barrage, the sluice is opened and water flows through low-head hydro turbines to generate electricity. For a tidal barrage to be feasible, the difference between high and low tides must be at least 16 feet. La Rance Station in France, the world’s first and still largest tidal barrage, has a rated capacity of 260 MW and has operated since 1966. However, tidal barrages, have several environmental drawbacks, including changes to marine and shoreline ecosystems, most notably fish populations.
Several other models for tidal facilities have emerged in recent years, including tidal lagoons, tidal fences, and underwater tidal turbines, but none are commercially operating. Perhaps the most promising is the underwater tidal turbine. Several tidal power companies have developed tidal turbines, which are similar in many ways to wind turbines. These turbines would be placed offshore or in estuaries in strong tidal currents where the tidal flow spins the turbines, which then generate electricity. Tidal turbines would be deployed in underwater ‘farms’ in waters 60-120 feet deep with currents exceeding 5-6 mph. Because water is much denser than air, tidal turbines are smaller than wind turbines and can produce more electricity in a given area.7 A pilot-scale tidal turbine facility – the first in North America – was installed in New York’s East River in December 2006. The developer, Verdant Power, hopes to eventually install a 10 MW tidal farm at the site.
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The Global And China Wave and Tidal Energy Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Wave and Tidal Energy industry.
Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Wave and Tidal Energy market analysis is provided for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions’ development status.
Secondly, development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. This report also states import/export, supply and consumption figures as well as cost, price, revenue and gross margin by regions (United States, EU, China and Japan), and other regions can be added.
Then, the report focuses on global major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials, equipment and downstream consumers analysis is also carried out. What’s more, the Wave and Tidal Energy industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed.
Finally, the feasibility of new investment projects is assessed, and overall research conclusions are offered.
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Key Topics Covered:
Chapter One Industry Overview of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Two Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Three Technical Data and Manufacturing Plants Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Four Capacity, Production and Revenue Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy by Regions, Types and Manufacturers
Chapter Five Price, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy by Regions, Types and Manufacturers
Chapter Six Consumption Volume, Consumption Value and Sale Price Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy by Regions, Types and Applications
Chapter Seven Supply, Import, Export and Consumption Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Eight Major Manufacturers Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Nine Marketing Trader or Distributor Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Ten Industry Chain Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Eleven Development Trend of Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Twelve New Project Investment Feasibility Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
Chapter Thirteen Conclusion of the Global Wave and Tidal Energy Industry 2016 Market Research Report
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8 Major Manufacturers Analysis of Wave and Tidal Energy
8.1.1 Company Profile
8.1.2 Product Picture and Specifications
8.1.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue
8.1.4 Contact Information
8.2 Aquamarine Power
8.2.1 Company Profile
8.2.2 Product Picture and Specifications
8.2.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue
8.2.4 Contact Information
8.3 Marine Current Turbines Ltd
8.3.1 Company Profile
8.3.2 Product Picture and Specifications
8.3.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue
8.3.4 Contact Information
8.4 Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd
8.4.1 Company Profile
8.4.2 Product Picture and Specifications
8.4.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue
8.4.4 Contact Information
8.5 Pelamis Wave Power Ltd
8.5.1 Company Profile
8.5.2 Product Picture and Specifications
8.5.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue
8.5.4 Contact Information
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