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East Midlands Energy Efficiency

Wave Power

Wave power uses the kinetic energy (movement) and potential energy of ocean waves as a resource.  In principle this can be used to generate electricity.  However, the practicalities of harnessing waves have proved difficult to overcome in a cost effective manner for this type of energy production to take off in the UK.

Those interested in wave power can find out more in this Physics World article:

Wave power is commonly confused with tidal power which is actually a significantly different technology.