First "Wave Farm" Announced

A wave power plant, the first of its kind, is set to go on line off Portugal in 2006. The Norwegian energy company Hydro is a major funder for the project. The power generators will appear as giant orange tubes floating on water off the coast of northern Portugal, will use wave motion to produce electricity by pumping high-pressure fluids to motors. The generators were developed by Ocean Power Delivery, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The first, three-generator phase of the wave farm would produce 2.25 megawatts of electricity, enough to supply 1,500 Portuguese homes. :: Wave Farm [by Justin Thomas]


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