Huge Energy Producing Machine From Wave Power.
See Powergen and E-on Website for more info.
The following excerpt is from the e-on website:
Location Wave Hub, 10 miles off Hayle on north coast of Cornwall
Project scope Up to 7 Pelamis Wave Energy Converter
Turbine height 120-150 metres long
Total power Up to 5MW
Why West Wave?
The UK is well placed in terms of marine energy. There is significant wave resource around the country, some of the best in the world. It has been estimated that marine renewables could meet 15% to 20% of current UK electricity demand.
E.ON is committed to helping build the UK’s marine capabilities to harness the potential of our seas. West Wave will allow us to learn about wave energy developments and gain experience of the marine environment.
The West Wave Project would:
Supply enough electricity for up to 3,000 homes
Displace around 11,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year
We are developing West Wave jointly with Ocean Prospect, a subsidiary of Wind Prospect.
West Wave will be located at Wave Hub which is being developed by the South West Regional Development Agency. Wave Hub is effectively an underwater “socket” providing the necessary infrastructure to connect West Wave and 3 similar wave energy projects to the electricity grid. A planning application for Wave Hub was submitted in June 2006 and deployment is expected in 2008/09.
West Wave will utilise Ocean Power Delivery’s Pelamis Wave Energy Converter which is rated at 750kW. The Pelamis is 120-150 metres long, 3.5m in diameter and weighs approximately 750 tonnes.
The video is downloadable from the e-on website
They also have other renewable projects, details on the website.
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