The UK government has given their approval on a project that will lead to the first full-scale and wide spread wave power generator in the world. To be located on the coast of Cornwall, the Wave Hub system will include an onshore substation connected to electrical equipment on the seabed about 10 miles offshore using a sub-sea cable to transmit the energy.
The Wave Hub Project could one day produce enough energy for 7,500 households, saving a massive load of carbon dioxide. Specifically, 300,000 tonnes over a 25 year period. Expected to be operational in 2009, the project will deploy around 30 energy stations at sea, which will float on the ocean surface.