Wave energy converters (WECs) are adopted far less worldwide when compared to solar panels or wind turbines. However, for places where land supply is a problem (e.g., Hong Kong), land-based solar and wind farms cannot usually be adopted. As a result, offshore solar and wind farms are considered, however, the costs involved in building such facilities are comparable or costlier than WEC farms. For this reason, we designed a WEC that could overcome the existing challenges by having simply designed, yet sophisticated components that allow the wave energy converter to work in nearshore environments exposed to low frequency water waves.
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