Friday, October 03, 2008

Wave energy

''Swell Fuel has built and tested 54 ocean wave energy converter prototypes as of 8/21/08. When you build a prototype your pride wants to believe it’s a great idea but in the end the ocean gets to determine that (the ocean waves are always too small or too big, the current pulls your device too hard in the wrong direction making it less effective and the salt water leaks into your submerged parts ultimately destroying your dreams).''

And they have some videos of the prototypes in action: here.

Source here.

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