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.