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COASTAL DEFENCES AND ELECTRICITY

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V. Ryan 2005 - 2009

 

A Norwegian company has developed a potentially effective way of harnessing wave power. If you visit a coastal town, even on a relatively calm day, the waves can be seen hitting the coastal defence walls with great force. The idea is for the sea wall itself to be part of an electrical generating system. As the wave hits the sea wall, the sea water falls into mini reservoirs. The sea water then cascades down through turbine blades, generating electricity.

   

 

   
   
 
   
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