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Wave Power!

In this 16-foot-long water tank, visitors learn how the kinetic energy in ocean waves is turned into electricity. Visitors make waves at one end and watch the waves travel the length of the tank. Along the way, the waves pass over Wave Energy Convertors (WECs) that generate electric power. These WECs are models of actual devices energy scientists are developing to produce clean, renewable sources of energy that are a good alternative to burning fossil fuels. Visitors may control the speed, frequency and height of the waves to see how these factors affect the power output from the WECs.

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