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Mechanisms for Renewable Ocean Energy Conversion

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Due to economic social cohesion, the European Union is promoting to improve the production of electrical energy from renewable energy sources. Ocean waves have associated a form of renewable energy which can be captured by using a hydro mechanical device that in turn drives an electrical generator to produce electrical energy. After a brief description of wave formation and quantifying the power across each meter of wave front associated to the wave, the paper describes the modern Pelamis system in some detail, and also oscillating column of water recently installed in Portugal. Ocean energy market is also discussed
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