Category Archives: Wave & Tide & Ocean currents

Potential of ocean energy to contribute to a sustainable energy future in South Africa

DATE: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
TIME: 17h30 for 18h00
VENUE: Engen Petroleum Ltd Conference Centre, Ground Floor Engen Court,
Thibault Square, Corner of Riebeeck and Long Street, CAPE TOWN

There a number of different forms of energy in the oceans that could be harnessed for the generation of electricity, wave, tidal and salinity gradients. In this lecture these different types of energy will be explored, the technology to convert the energy to more useful forms, such as electricity, explained and the potential of ocean energy in South Africa identified. An objective assessment of these sources, when compared to other renewable energy resources will be presented and a possible scenario for South Africa presented.

Find out more on SANEA’s website

Wave power yet to make waves

ESI-Africa, 6 June, 2014.

Wind and solar power have seen major growth over the last 10 to 20 years mainly because costs have fallen dramatically and government support. However, wave and tidal power has the potential to contribute significant amounts to the overall energy mix. This is according to the Electric Power Research Institute which carried out extensive research and published its findings in a report called Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource…

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