A New Wave of Power Generation

[iol.co.za] Wave power is the most promising source of ocean energy for South Africa and a “very conservative” estimate is that some 8000 to 10,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity could be generated from the Cape’s West and South Coasts, says eminent marine engineer Professor Deon Retief. Retief headed the Stellenbosch Wave Energy Converter project, which was established in 1980 following the global oil price crisis of the mid-1970s. They developed a workable prototype, but the project was scrapped in 1989 when the oil price crashed.
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