The testing of the small-scale wave energy generation system, in the wave Pool of the Hydro Mechanic National Institute of Kiev.
Topics: Wave Energy0 comments
Biomimicry at heart, is innovation inspired by nature. Its a process of learning from, and then emulating, lifes blueprints, recipes, and relationship strategies.
It is accepted that theres more than 5,000 times the worlds current power usage in the oceans- thats all forms of energy- tidal, waves, currents, temperature and salinity gradients. Just the waves that break on coastlines alone is about twice the worlds current power usage, so even to utilise a small fraction of that is going to be very meaningful.
There has been more interest, more demand for large scale installations, which will eventually translate into large wave/tidal farms. Its gone past the point of being speculative and an emergent technology. It is on the verge of widespread acceptance.
Looking at nature, we could see ways that natural structures alleviate excess forces. They bend over when the waves are too large and they move in a natural, streamlined manner, with the wave forces.
We can borrow some of that aspect of these natural systems and integrate it into our designs, and thereby can make very lightweight, flexible structures that are more cost effective.
Power generation with ocean waves and tides, with combined allied technologies—wind energy, ocean currents and solar energy.0 comments