Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wave Farming in Portugal
World's first wave farm now generating power for 1,500 homes!
"The elongated metal contraptions bob up and down with the waves, while internal pistons, attached to the sea floor, remain stationary and pump hydraulic fluid. This drives electric generators, whose power is brought ashore by underwater electrical cables. The wave farm is now tapping into enough constant, renewable energy to power 1500 homes."