Hawaii– the land where amazing surfers crave to go before death is a heaven for both surfers and people who enjoy sandy beaches, the shining sun, and the great Pacific Ocean right in front of your face. But that’s not all Hawaii is good at; Hawaii has started to generate renewable energy from surfing through the massive tidal waves of the pacific oceans.
Hawaii is not only electrifying surfers nowadays but Hawaii with its massive coast has now started to electrify homes and small communities. This is being done using United States’ first grid-connected wave energy generators. The generators are mainly of two types; the first is called Azura and is like a well-built football goalpost, and the other one is called Lifesaver and looks like a humungous life saver. The director of the Wind and Water Power technologies Office quoted that by 2045 20% to 28% of Hawaii’s electricity will be generated through these massive machines set up in the ocean. Hawaii is planning to setup machines like this throughout its coast line.
In today’s time when the climate mayhem is at its peak a step like this will surely make a change. The researchers in Oregon and California are planning to set up testing sites for these new and massive machines. If successful, these machines can be of greater utility than imagined. Every country or state with coastline should adopt this method, as wave energy is one of the most viable and underutilized renewable energy. Countries like India, Australia, and Sri Lanka can put to use their massive coast lines to generate similar wave energy and cut the excessive cost generated through the traditional thermal energy used by the countries. Wave energy is surely the next big thing; less cost, more efficient and effective, and a renewable power source.