World's First Wave Farm

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    Located off the coast of Portugal, these 3 wave power generators are already producing enough energy to power 1500 homes!

    How it Works:
    The pontoons float, so they’re forced to bob up and down with the waves.  There are cables attached to the pontoon and on the sea-floor, with pistons on the seafloor.  The pontoons bobbing with the waves moves the pistons up and down, thus producing the energy.

    Not exactly something that will power the entire planet, but these may be something you start seeing out in the commercial diving world.  Here’s the full story if you want to read more…

    http://dvice.com/archives/2008/10/worlds_first_wa.php

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