Securing a Wave Energy Converter to the Sea Floor and Making Clean Energy

Wave Energy Converter

Wave Energy Converter ( Solar Thermal Magazine) – The vast amount of clean energy potential in the world’s oceans is amazing to think about. The fact is, there are may companies and engineers that dream about devices that can harness that energy in a way that does not harm marine life and produces all the clean energy that we will need to power our lives.

A typical wave energy converter device is either free floating or attached to the sea bottom such that with each up and down movement of the wave the kinetic energy is captured and eventually turned into electrical energy. In this video the engineers at Carnegie Wave Energy take the their latest design prototype out to see and mount it securely to the sea floor.

What a great job? I think that maybe I would pay them to do this everyday. Ok, maybe not everyday.

Enjoy the video.

About Gordon Smith
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.

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