Friday, May 8, 2009

Anaconda Rubber Sea Snakes Will Harness Waves To Power Homes

The idea, developed by the Checkmate Group, is in its final stages of testing in a wave test tank in Gosport, Hampshire. Up to 50 of the snakes, aka rubber tubes, will be tethered to the sea floor, facing the waves — which immediately made me think of this, although without the tragic outcome for mankind. (Imagine a world without Clooney, ladies, and I think you know what I am referring to.) The sea's waves generate a bulge wave in the body of the snake which gathers energy, driving a turbine situated in the tail. The electricity is then gathered and carried to land through cables.

Source: Dvice.