Fun Fact 2: The size (height and length) of the waves, how quickly the
waves travel across the sea, and for how long they continue to travel,
depends on the strength of the wind and for how long the wind blows.
Fun Fact 3: The power of the waves and how much wave energy is produced
depends on the speed of the wind, how long the wind blows the depth of
the sea / water density.
Fun Fact 4: Is wave energy a renewable source? Yes! This means it's not
going to run out like some other kinds of energy in the future. For
example, fossil fuels such as coal and oil.
Fun Fact 5: Wave energy is a clean type of energy as it doesn't involve
burning which releases harmful chemicals into our atmosphere.
Fun Fact 6: The waves from the sea have the power to create huge amounts
of energy, however, wave energy isn't used a great amount across the
world at present. Hopefully, it will become a larger part of our future.
Fun Fact 7: Tidal energy and wind energy is not the same thing so take
care not to confuse the meanings.
Fun Fact 8: Wave energy is environmentally friendly, greater use of it
in the future could mean less use of fossil fuels which can be harmful
to our environment.
Fun Fact 9: Wave energy can be used to produce electricity. This
production occurs when generators are set up on the surface of the
Fun Fact 10: At the moment, the power generated from wave energy is used
to produce electricity, to pump water into reservoirs and for water
desalination which is the removal of salt and other minerals from saline
water. Saline water is water which has a high content of dissolvable
Fun Fact 11: Waves can travel very long distances at great speed. They
can reach great heights and produce a massive amount of energy.
Fun Fact 12: Wave energy is a fantastic renewable source with great
benefits. Satellites can help to predict and measure waves which can
help to find the best locations where the greatest energy is produced.
Fun Fact 13: In the colder months, the demand for electricity is
greater. Wave energy could help to produce electricity to light and heat
homes and businesses.
Fun Fact 14: Waves are usually powerful enough to produce energy which
can be turned into electricity.
Fun Fact 15: Some forms of energy, such as solar, are not consistent
sources. This is because the sun doesn't shine during night time hours
so solar energy is not produced. However, ocean waves are consistent
which makes them a reliable energy source.