As a stable and a predictable source of energy, incorporating wave energy as a part of the energy mix with a significant portion of renewables will reduce the grid balancing requirements and effects of intermittency with other renewable production. Around the world satisfying local electricity consumption and increasing the share of renewables in electricity production could be met with developing just a fraction of the coastline.
In California, the impact of wave energy would be particularly beneficial, as wave energy provides a stable source of renewable energy especially during winter months when the production of solar and wind energy is at its lowest. On a daily basis production with WaveRoller remains relative stable and smoothens the otherwise peaking nature of renewables in the production mix.
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