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2014-01-28. Seafloor carpet catches waves to generate energy.

posted Jan 31, 2014, 10:32 AM by Alan Gould   [ updated Feb 23, 2014, 3:30 PM ]
 For GSS Energy Use chapter 10. Excerpt: ...For assistant professor Reza Alam, an expert in wave mechanics, the seafloor “carpet” he is proposing will convert ocean waves into usable energy. “There is a vast amount of untapped energy in the oceans, and with increasing worldwide demand for power, the need to find cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels is critical,” said Alam. “We are also seeing greater population growth along coastal cities, so the ocean-based system we are developing would produce electricity in a carbon-neutral way right where it is needed.”.... http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/01/28/seafloor-carpet-catches-waves-to-harness-energy/. Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley News Center. See also http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/02/140220-five-striking-wave-and-tidal-energy-concepts the website site of Pelamis Wave Power - http://www.pelamiswave.com/pelamis-technology - full scale prototype machine tested at the European Marine Energy Centre between 2004 and 2007 following a series of sea trials in the North Sea. In 2008 Pelamis Wave Power secured an order from Portuguese electricity utility Enersis to build the world’s first wave farm off the northwest coast of Portugal at Aguçadoura.