How does wave power affect the environment?
In this regard, how does wave power impact the environment?
Advantages of Wave Energy. Environment Friendly: Also unlike fossil fuels, creating power from waves creates no harmful byproducts such as gas, waste, and pollution. The energy from waves can be taken directly into electricity-producing machinery and used to power generators and power plants nearby.
Besides, what are the disadvantages of wave power?
Disadvantages of Wave Energy
- 1 Environmental Effects. Power farms on shore that are visible from land may cause conflicts with tourism and local acceptance.
- 2 Costs. Wave power is in very early stages of development, which makes speculating on costs harder.
Constant battering of equipment in high activity environments, corrosion and/or biofouling (accumulation of algae and such on machinery), and a varying amount of wave energy at different times.