Portland Company Builds First Of Its Kind Renewable Wave Energy Device

 Good News Notes:

“A Portland-based industrial company completed the construction of a first of its kind renewable wave energy device.”

“The buoy is shaped like an “L” with a long open chamber that sits below the water line and a turbine above the water. As water enters the open chamber it forces air upward, which turns the turbine to generate electricity. When the water recedes, it creates a vacuum and air rushes in to fill it, keeping the turbine spinning and the cycle repeats.”

“Ocean Energy estimates that a 100 megawatt wave farm could power up to 18,750 American homes.”

View the whole story here: https://www.opb.org/news/article/portland-manufacturing-company-vigor-wave-energy-device/

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