Kerala to estimate wave power potential off the coast of Vizhinjam

The Kerala government and the MNRE plan to explore the potential for wave energy generation off the Vizhinjam coast in Kerala. A 150 kW pilot project will be set up in the form of a floating plant near the international container terminal station. The proposed floating device will be at a depth of 40-50 metres. American company Oscilla Power will provide the technology for harnessing wave energy using a floating device. The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology is coordinating the research on behalf of the state government. If the technology proves successful, the state government will set up a 1 MW wave energy plant off the coast of Vizhinjam. The sea is less turbulent in this area, making it suitable for the pilot project to be set up.

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