Generating Energy From Waves

Generating Energy From Waves

An organization operating in Hawaii has built a functioning system for harvesting power from the ocean.

Kyle Studstill
  • 29 september 2010

Though tidal power has been a potential energy source humans have attempted to harvest since at least 1890, modern technology has failed to sustainably harness workable wave farms on the same scale as other reliable sources such as wind-based energy. Presently, Ocean Power Technologies has been able to use an alternative method of generating energy from the rising and falling of waves, which is functionally powering a Marine Corps base in Hawaii. Inhabitat describes below:

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