23 Jan '12, 2pm

alternative energy – Searaser wave energy device powers on-shore turbine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9jGis5V5LE British inventor, Alvin Smith, and the British energy company, Ecotricity , are developing a new wave energy device called the Searaser to create electricity by harnessing the power of ocean swells. The basic device consists of (see the video above ) a vertical piston between two buoys — one on the surface of the water, the other suspended underwater and tethered to the seabed. As the ocean waves activate the buoys up and down, the piston works like a bicycle pump – sending seawater through a pipe either directly to an onshore turbine, or to a coastal water storage reservoir that can then release the water to turn the hydro-electric turbine and generate electricity on demand.

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2012/01/23/alternative...

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