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The world’s largest wave energy device

 
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Aurora



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: The world’s largest wave energy device Reply with quote

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Inside Ireland - 24/11/09



Queen’s University Belfast has launched the world’s largest working hydroelectric wave energy in the Orkney Islands in Scoltand.

Operated by private firm Aquamarine Power and known as the Oyster, it is currently the world’s only hydroelectric wave energy device producing power.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a set of christmas-tree lights hanging from it? Are they in fact closet HouseBlingazz on Orkney??

Interestingly enough they also had the UK's first ever wind turbine...in the 1940s. I saw it at AllEnergy expo a couple of years ago. The blades were made out of "natural carbon fibre" (wood Smile )
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the wrong picture there Aurora. That's a tidal flow turbine not a wave energy devise. Wave energy devises work by either bending as the waves go past, as in the Pelamis, or by using the differing height of the water column to pressurise air or a liquid, as I think this one must.

The turbine shown in the picture uses the flow of the water current to turn the turbine as a wind turbine uses the flow of air.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal wrote:
Got the wrong picture there Aurora. That's a tidal flow turbine not a wave energy devise. Wave energy devises work by either bending as the waves go past, as in the Pelamis, or by using the differing height of the water column to pressurise air or a liquid, as I think this one must.

The turbine shown in the picture uses the flow of the water current to turn the turbine as a wind turbine uses the flow of air.

I'll sue the publishers!!! Smile They've changed the image to:

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