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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:32 PM
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Oregon Coast companies win wave power contracts (first commercial-scale wave power station in US)
Source: StatesmanJournal/AP

COOS BAY Oregon companies have won contracts to help develop wave power on the Oregon coast.

The World newspaper in Coos Bay reports that American Bridge Manufacturing in Reedsport and Sause Bros. in Coos Bay have won contracts related to the manufacture and deployment of wave energy-generating devices for New Jersey-based Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

After the device, called a PowerBuoy, is deployed and tested off the coast near Reedsport later this year, Ocean Power plans to construct what it says will be the first commercial-scale wave power station in the nation.

The project would consist of as many as nine additional PowerBuoys and infrastructure for a grid, subject to regulatory approvals and additional funding.

Read more: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20110425/UPDATE...
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:25 PM
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