The wave power hydroelectric system (WPHE) relates to a hydroelectric system for producing electricity. More particularly, it relates to a hydroelectric system that generates green electricity from wave power and a method thereof.
Climate change is upon us and the perils of global warming - manifested by extreme weather are grim reminders that the world must act more quickly to reduce the use of fossil fuels. There is a great urgency to find sources of green energy to reduce the usage of fossil fuels, in order to reduce the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other polluting gases, which are the main culprits which cause global warming.
Hydroelectric dams are the best so far but building more dams is a limited option as there is increasing competition for the water source.
To date, the most popular green electricity systems are the photo-voltaics and wind turbines. However, both of them have yet to find a good solution to their serious shortcoming, which is intermittency- Taken on an annual average, both of them can each only produce about 10- 12 hours of electricity every 24 hours, because ‘no sun means no electricity, also no wind means no electricity can be produced. Huge battery storage systems and/or standby generators have to be provided to fill in the shortfall.
Wave power is the most abundant green energy source in the world. It is available 24 hours a day, is limitless, predictable and inexhaustible. Energy density in waves is almost 800 times the energy density in air (784:1). The possibility of reaping huge rewards from the harvesting and/or conversion of wave energy into clean green electricity without having to pay for the resource has spawned many ideas and inventions with varied success.
The aim of this invention is to harvest and convert the energy in waves into green electricity. Wave power is free for the taking and is unceasing, predictable, inexhaustible and unlimited.
The WPHE is conceived with the following principles in mind:
simplicity for low building cost and easy maintenance in remote locations,
simplicity for survival in bad weather conditions,
simplicity to enable green electricity to be produced at very low cost.
Not only the Dutch North Sea Coast, the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic Coast of England, Scotland and Ireland, the West Coast of Oregon down to Mexico, with the WPHE green electricity can be produced anywhere wherever there are waves with wave heights of 2 meters or higher.
This will be of special benefit to remote island communities which had been relying on diesel generators with their attendant high cost. Desalinated sea water can also be produced at affordable prices. Coastal countries which are on the edge of deserts-countries like Namibia and Western Libya can be supplied with green electricity, de-salinated sea water and CFC-free air-conditioning, cold storage rooms for meat, fish and farm produce - all at affordable prices which will not be tied to the fluctuating price of crude oil.
The availability of large supply of cheap green electricity without the intermittency of supply e.g.-from wind and solar sources, will “open a Pandora’s Box” and reveal many good and tested technologies which have failed to achieve market penetration simply because of high costs of green electricity that is needed for their operations.
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Last updated: March, 2020