Wave Generator to Power Sinamalé Bridge: A Pilot Study

  • Mohamed Waheed
  • Anwar Mohamed
  • Sharafulla Thoha
  • Yoosuf Nizam

Abstract

Varunulaa Raalhugandu is a region in the northeastern side of Malé, the capital of Maldives, where ocean waves exist throughout the year. This study was carried out to find if it is possible to power the street lights of the SinaMalé bridge (the bridge that connects Malé and Hulhulé) with energy harnessed from the waves of Varunulaa Raalhugandu. The study indicates that technically it is possible to build a wave energy generator capable of powering all the streetlights of the bridge without interfering the navigation of the sea vessels as well as having no major environmental impact.

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nces Journal, 14, 83-87.
Published
2020-06-15
How to Cite
WAHEED, Mohamed et al. Wave Generator to Power Sinamalé Bridge: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering Innovation, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 20-24, june 2020. Available at: <http://myjms.moe.gov.my/index.php/ijarei/article/view/9564>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2020.
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