An eeerie looking new wave power solution I heard about on the radio today. It works by using oncoming wave motion to excite another ‘bulge wave’ within a rubber tube that in turn drives a turbine producing electricity. Each one can produce up to 1MW power ( sufficient for 1000 homes).
Looks fantastic in the photo, but 5 years from full time operation as they now have to build and test a full prototype.
Congratulations to The Carbon Trust who has supported it financially to date, but they are on the hunt for more funding….
This is just the sort of innovative research that UK Govt should be investing into rather than dumping more money into the redevelopment of Trident or even so called ‘Clean Coal’.
Anyone got any other innovative ideas?
6th May 2009