May 28 2010

Global Wave Resources

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The Electric Power Research Institute estimates that wave energy could create 10% of the United States’ energy. This means that there is a significant wave resource along our coasts. The map below shows estimated global wave resources in kilowatts per meter of wave front.

1 Cornett, Andrew M. A global wave energy resource assessment. Canadian Hydraulics Centre, National Research Council. 11 Jul 2008. Accessed 25 May 2010. <>

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