In the race to establish sustainable renewable energy resources, could the ocean be the answer?
There are many ways to create the 350TWh of electricity consumed by each UK household per year – Coal and gas-fired power stations, nuclear power stations and renewable resources such as solar and wind. As a country we have plenty of wind, but not much sun. But are there other options?
As an island we have lots and lots of sea, which means WAVES but despite this, wave power generation is still far from common and very expensive to make.
Dr Keri Collins from the School of Marine Science and Engineering at Plymouth University will talk about how we can harness the power of wave energy. She’ll be focussing on the WETFEET project that has been commissioned by the EU to come up with six ground-breaking technologies which aim to make wave power very much a thing of the future.