Wave energy may still contribute to the pool of renewable energy despite its share of challenges.
Harnessing wave power and converting it to electricity at a cost competitive with fossil fuels, though, has remained elusive. For roughly the past century, hundreds of inventors, entrepreneurs, and schemers have tried and mostly failed.
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"Renewable" is a narrative of science journalist Jeremy Shere's cross-country investigative quest to discover the people and places behind the evolving alternative energy industries.