posted on Apr, 5 2015 @ 09:01 AM
Will wave power work? It sounds good, fulfilling all the 'green' requirements. As usual there is no mention of the pollution caused by fabrication,
transport, installation and decommissioning. It's only the 'free' generation of electrical power to feed the modern lifestyle that merits
Until very recently I would have supported wave power 100%. Then I heard from a friend who had a private conversation with a long term wave power
researcher. The researcher said, "The thing is, everything we build ends up smashed on the beach".
"The wave power sector has been dealt a number of blows in recent months, with a government-backed report in December warning that the situation was
becoming "critical" with investors increasingly losing confidence in the sector."
Why would investors lose confidence? www.theguardian.com...
My personal experience of 'renewable energy' is that once it goes wrong the story just stops and everyone involved walks away. The excuses I've
heard from renewable energy salesmen shows them to be as morally corrupt as any other salesmen. Will it be different with wave power? Will throwing
money at it stop everything we build ending up smashed on the beach?
I know you'll find a plethora of 'this is the future' style feel good stories. Those of us who are old enough to be boring know utopian
illustrations are invariably produced by people who have no intention of getting their hands dirty on a long term day to day basis, or acknowledging
and apologising when their wages turn out to have been paid for fruitless research. Younger keen to be greenies have yet to discover this. Please
don't respond to this thread with hopeful, futuristic dreamworld links that tick all the 'green' boxes.
This sounds good. www.energyharvestingjournal.com...
If it's as good as it sounds it will
attract the investors.
Who has experience? Which projects have proved to be worthwhile? Remember we're talking about wave power here, not tidal power.