Monday, October 11, 2010

The World's First Ocean-Surge Energy Plant to Launch in 2011

The world's first ocean-surge energy plant has moved a step closer to completion after Finnish developer AW-Energy signed a deal with compatriots Metso to create and supply an automation system for the innovative technology.
AW-Energy said it is now well set to deploy its WaveRoller 300kW demonstration power plant in Peniche, Portugal during 2011.
The WaveRoller consists of a panel that is anchored to the sea bed at a depth of 10 to 20 metres. The panel moves back and forth with the flow of the ocean near the sea bed, setting it apart from most other marine devices that generate energy from surface movements.
The idea was first suggested by a diver who watched a swaying door on a shipwreck.

Read more at BusinessGreen

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