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Jim Stanley RE-Chapter 8 wave energy 1. Definitions a. Tapchan: A Norwegian wave energy converter using a tapered channel to funnel waves into a reservoir, where the stored water powers a turbine b. Oscillating water column (OWC): A wave energy system that uses wave motion to compress and decompress air in an enclosed space that powers a turbine c. Fetch: The distance over which wind energy is transferred into the ocean to from waves d. Refraction: The phenomenon caused by waves slowing down in shallow water that causes them to break roughly parallel with the shoreline 2. Name 5 Floating wave energy converters. Duck, Clam, Pelamis, Floating Wave Power Vessel, Backward Bent Duct Buoy 3. Describe one.
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Unformatted text preview: The Floating Wave Power Vessel is a ship moored off the coast that generates electricity by capturing waves with its upward sloping bow, and returning the water to the sea through a Kaplan turbine 4. Name 3 tethered devices: Hose Pump Wave Energy Converter, Interproject Service Converter, The Aquabouy system 5. Describe one. The Hose Pump Wave Energy Converter uses the oscillation of a buoy to pump seawater to a reservoir on land, where it is stored and used to run a Pelton wheel turbine. 6. What does CO2 have to do with the economic feasibility of wave power? Because wave energy produces little CO2, it is an attractive option for investment in clean renewable energy...
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