Marine energy refers to the renewable energy that can be generated from the world's oceans, seas and rivers. Marine energy can be captured from waves, tides, difference in salinity gradients, and the heat stored in surface ocean water. This energy can be converted into reliable, sustainable and cost-competitive electricity that has several advantages over fossil fuels, and complements other forms of renewable energy like solar and wind.
Why marine energy?
Marine energy is renewable: The power output is highly predictable and is always available: This makes marine energy a reliable source of energy to secure energy supply
Technologies are environmentally friendly: They produce no by-products, waste, and greenhouse gases during operation
Devices can be integrated in multiple-business cases in collaboration with the offshore, maritime and deltatech sectors
- Marine energy technologies have no visual impact on the land and shoreline