Power generated from wave and tidal energy systems have the capability to provide electricity for 25 percent of the United States. But the world is missing out on this energy potential as marine technology has not been developed or explored as much as other resources, due to the challenges of maintaining an instrument underwater and the complexities of marine life. Rising up to meet these challenges, many around the world are designing systems that can capture the power of the waves while being as sustainable as possible. Project Drawdown ranks wave and tidal energy as the 29th best solution to drastically reduce the world's carbon footprint.
The stories in this collection (see below) explore how different areas around the world are harnessing the power of water in order to provide electricity and lower their environmental impact. In Colorado people are making small installations of dams that barely effects the flow of water and animals. Australia is creating massive buoys that generate power for nearby communities and NASA is working hard to spring wind and tidal energy into the future through advancements in technology. Lastly, in Ireland they have created underwater kites that magnify the power coming from the waves, providing a renewable source of energy even in areas that do not have high wave activity.
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