This paper illustrates the status of wave energy development in Pacific rim countries by characterizing the available resource and introducing the region's current and potential future leaders in wave energy converter development. It also describes the existing licensing and permitting process as well as potential environmental concerns. Capabilities of Pacific Ocean testing facilities are described in addition to the region's vision of the future of wave energy.
Wave Energy: A Pacific Perspective
Title: Wave Energy: A Pacific Perspective
January 01, 2012
Journal: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A
Publisher: The Royal Society
Paasch, R.; Ruehl, K.; Hovland, J.; Meicke, S. (2012). Wave Energy: A Pacific Perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 370, 481-501.