Turning the Tide to Energy: New Concept Could Harness the Power of Ocean Waves

Ok, perhaps this post is more related to physics 53 material [pressure, fluids and energy] rather than physics 54, but it is highly relevant to the Nicholas School of the Environment and Duke Marine Lab, and it deals with the physics 54 topic of AC-generators.  Besides, it is just cool “sustainable” energy technology.

NASA researchers who developed a new way to power robotic underwater vehicles believe a spin-off technology could help convert ocean energy into electrical energy on a much larger scale. The researchers hope that clean, renewable energy produced from the motion of the ocean and rivers could potentially meet an important part of the world’s demand for electricity. …

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Hydrokinetic Energy Transfer System
Hydrokinetic Energy Transfer System

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