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OKIsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:43 PM
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Giant wave machine sets sail for Orkney
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Giant wave machine sets sail for Orkney

Brian Beacom

7 Nov 2011

A GIANT floating wave machine that can generate 750kW of electricity and provide enough power to supply approximately 500 homes a year has set sail from Leith to Orkney.



The P2 Pelamis project is part of a unique cross-industry collaboration with a similar device managed by E.ON.

ScottishPower Renewables new P2 Pelamis wave power device was manufactured in Leith and partly funded by a grant from the Scottish Governments Wave and Tidal Energy Support Scheme.

Pelamis, which measures 180m in length, converts the motion of waves into electricity via hydraulic cylinders. The power generated is fed back to shore using an undersea cable.



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Tyrs WolfDaemon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 10:36 PM
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1. Cool. We need more of this and less of the bad stuff.
Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 10:38 PM by Tyrs WolfDaemon
edit: Forgot to say this: Look out! It's a Snake!
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