Get the mass of the water and the speed of the wave — using an equation from physics:
Kinetic Energy = one half the mass times the velocity squared —- KE = .5 * m * v^2
you will get how much energy is in the wave.
Measuring the volume / mass / speed of water is the difficult part
And remember, that’s how much potential energy is in the wave — it would have to be converted to another form for it to be captured (like it would have to spin an axle hooked to a shaft hooked to an AC generator) — so there would be some significant loss in energy (you can never get 100% efficiency).
Good question, now you use the formula and an estimated efficiency (go with a round 10 percent) to figure out how many 2 meter waves would have to crash to power a lightbulb!
Click here to cancel reply.
Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!
Don't have an account? Click Here to Signup
© Copyright GreenAnswers.com LLC