Old 12th Jul 2015, 07:28
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parabellum
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very high initial capital cost, very high maintenance costs, insufficient electricity generation and a host of environmental issues.
Chuboy - the above is a direct quote from my BiL and a nephew who are highly qualified engineers and have both been involved in the development of renewable energy for many years. (BiL a Prof at Cambridge, nephew doing research with a very large conglomerate).


In terms of efficiency for producing electricity one of the leaders is tidal power, (not wave power), but the capital cost is also quite large.

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