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Wave and Tidal Energy Market

Wave and Tidal Energy Market

Global Industry Analysis (2018 - 2021), Growth Trends, and Market Forecast (2022 - 2029)

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Industry: Energy & Natural Resources | Author Name: Harshad

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Boom Around Renewable Energy Generation to Boost Growth of Wave and Tidal Energy Market

The energy of the waves: the kinetic energy of the wave motion can be used to power a turbine. The energy of the tides: the energy of the displacement of sea water is another source of energy. Globally, the rise in power consumption has necessitated increase in power-producing capacity. When compared to other renewable sources, the ocean wave has the highest production capacity, producing energy 90% of the time. This is projected to underpin the growth of global wave and tidal energy market over the forecast period. Advantages of wave and tidal energy: the constancy and predictability of the occurrence of tides, tides are an inexhaustible, dependable, and clean source of energy. About 33 wave converters with a combined capacity of 2.3MW are being implemented across eight countries. Wave converters and devices are also designed using cases, and they are tested, retired, and redeveloped throughout time.

The UK, for example, is the largest European market in terms of the potential for wave power, with plans to generate 20% of its electricity from ocean waves by 2020. Because of its availability and environmental friendliness, power generation from renewable energy sources (RESS) is the greatest alternative. Among RESS, ocean wave energy conversion is one of the major technologies for generating more than 1,000 10,000 GW of electrical power, which is expected to meet expanding electricity demand, and propelling chances for wave power production. This will remain a significant factor pushing the prospects of wave and tidal energy market in future.

Higher R&D Investments in Tidal Energy to Elevate Prospects of Wave and Tidal Energy Market

The tidal energy is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the wave and tidal energy market over the forecast period. The tidal turbine extracts energy from moving water in the same way that wind turbines do. The blades of the turbines turn a rotor to power a generator. The turbine is positioned on the seafloor where there is a high tidal flow, causing the rotors to rotate around the horizontal axis and create electricity. Another sort of tidal technology system is the barrage, which harvests electricity from the height difference between high and low tide using a structure akin to a dam or barrier called a barrage. The barrage is built across a tidal basin formed by an inlet of oceans. The sluice gates on the barrage manage the water level and flow level, allowing the tidal basin to fill on incoming high tides and empty through an electrical generation system. Fences, lagoons, hydrofoils, and other items make up the other part. For harnessing the power of the waves, wave energy systems use two major functioning concepts.

Electricity supply to Drive Europe’s Wave and Tidal Energy Market

The European market will be leading in the forecasted period. Renewable energy is getting a higher market share in Europe and is expected to drive industry growth in the region. the huge number of enterprises involved in wave energy converter research and development, it is projected that wave energy conversion devices will be widely adopted and implemented throughout Europe. Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Nordic Countries, and the rest of Europe are all major countries in this region. Ireland and Italy are included in the rest of Europe. Throughout the year, the European region suffers frigid ambient temperatures while also having significant purchasing power. Both variables lead to an increase in electricity consumption, which in turn raises the price. Countries are focusing on renewable technology for power generation to reduce carbon emissions from power generation activities.

The European Marine Energy Center marks a new milestone in the history of this technology adoption for the United Kingdom (EMEC). Furthermore, the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) is the main center for wave technology initiatives and has housed a huge number of wave energy developers on the verge of commercialization. For example, through the Wave Energy Scotland program, the EMEC collaborates closely with Mocean to assess their device testing in 2021 at EMEC. The growth of wave and tidal energy market across the region likely to be fuelled by continued efforts by governments in the region to reduce carbon emissions, a smaller region surrounded by the shoreline, and the quick rate of technological advancements soon.

Disadvantages of Wave and Tidal Energy Continue to Challenge Wave and Tidal Energy Market Growth

Cost of installation; only energy is produced if there is a gap between the water levels at the top and bottom of the dam wall; only power plants may be installed to produce electricity from this energy in locations which meet the geomorphological needs necessary for that energy and which have a very high tidal difference (about 5,5 m); its construction can have great environmental impacts due to the creation of the reservoir. Other disadvantages that are based on the technical difficulties that the technological development has in the use of the energy of the waves, irregularity of the wavelength, phase, and direction; it is difficult to achieve maximum efficiency over a whole range of frequencies; the structural load in an event of extreme weather conditions, as in the case of hurricanes, which can be 100 times higher than the average load.

Global Wave and Tidal Energy Market: Competitive Landscape

In February 2021, Simec Atlantis Energy successfully installed a tidal turbine and generating equipment produced in Scotland in Japan. According to official reports, the equipment will now oversee creating clean electricity between the islands of Hisaka, and Naru. On the other hand, in June 2021, Prior to the installation, EcoWave Power announced the arrival of a wave conversion device on the site in Jaffa, Israel. Israel's Energy Ministry funds the EWP - EDP project, which is a collaboration with EDF Renewables IL. The conversion facility will be situated on land, making operations and maintenance much easier.

A few of the players in global wave and tidal energy market include Aquagen Technologies, Corpower Ocean AB, Eco Wave Power, Ocean Renewable Power Company, Pelamis Wave Power, Verdant Power, Inc., Ocean Power Technologies, Inc, Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd., SIMEC Atlantis Energy, and Tenax Energy.

Global Wave and Tidal Energy Market is Segmented as Below:

By Type

  • Wave Energy
  • Tidal Energy

By Technology

  • Tidal stream generator
  • Oscillating Water Columns
  • Tidal turbines
  • Tidal barrages
  • Tidal fences

By Application

  • Power generation
  • Desalination

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • France
    • Germany
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • China
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Wave and Tidal Energy Market

  • Wave and Tidal Energy Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value, 2018 - 2021
  • Market Value at Regional and Country Level, 2022 - 2029
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2022 - 2029
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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