Tidal and wave power are untapped energy resources yet despite 2 decades have scarely moved beyond demonstration and pilot systems. The marine environment is harse, bespoke and has severe enironmental and social barriers.
Renewable energy discussion
Globally, renewable energy is the dominant new electricity generation. The USA is followng other countries, particularly China with with over 99.8% electricity generation to come from solar wind and solar in 2024.
In 2019, United Energy in Melbourne trialled power pole mounted batteries for local community storage and electricity services. A Brisbane Company is extending that with commercial products.
Synthetic ethanol and methanol are to reduce emissions in production to provide a near zero fuel. However, when burnt they still produce CO2 emissions.
Perovskite has been studied for over a decade but showing promist to be on silicon panels, with efficiences over 33% or higher.