The idea of using “the surf” as a source of power for the electric grid is not new. There is a lot of potential energy there and it would seem there would be little environmental impact. But, is that the case?
The US has a lot of ocean coastline and the majority of the population lives close to those two coasts thus reducing transmission issues. Matt Ferrell offers an in-depth look at this potential energy source including the amount of energy available, various techniques to harvest the energy and various issues.