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First Wave Power Generator in the World to be built in UK

Sep 28, 2007
People have been using oil and coal to get energy for ages now and the time has come to use other sources of energy like sun power, wind power and finally wave power. I have heard of Wave Power generators long ago but nobody was building them, finally the UK is going to build one. Wave power generator can replace a small electro station and power a small city.

The UK government has approved the construction near Cornwall and the scientists have calculated that wave energy gathered by this generator will be enough to power up to 7,500 households. This turns into a small town. The underwater electro station is actually a hub connected to several generators that collects all the power they generate.

Besides the energy you get is free, all you have to do is maintain the energy generator and money to build one. Waves are brought to us by the sea why not use them the way we need to. Savings that the Cornwall wave power generator will bring are significant: about 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide in the next 25 years.

Need some power?  How about a portable generator for all your gadgets and electronic devices?  Until we all get wave power generators, we may need other means to run our dvd players when the lights go out.
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» posted by: Unknown / Feb 24, 2008 05:03 PM
Don't you think that the sea IS carbon neutral zero emission>Shmo. Anyways this idea is not news its already installed in France.
» posted by: Leelananda Jayasuriya / Feb 20, 2008 05:11 PM
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» posted by: noro / Jan 14, 2008 10:12 AM
A Cebuano Filipino Engineer will release a proof for all of these guys. Don't you worry. Early this year in Cebu Philippines
» posted by: Dinjo / Oct 31, 2007 02:16 PM
There is a wave-power generator undergoing series of tests at a site in Galway Bay, Ireland for the last two years. 'First Wave Power Generator in the World to be built in UK' is not correct.
» posted by: john / Oct 22, 2007 10:51 PM
well i think its quite a good idea, and we should start doin more stuff like that, another good idea would be to turn wave breaks into hydro electrical power generators, talk about 2 birds with one stone eh.
» posted by: anonymous / Oct 07, 2007 02:55 PM
So your saying we shuold research for a renewable corbon neutral petroleum, using Thermal your mom's pants?? How much does she charge to get started??

"Great idea but also should we not focus on the possibility of renewable carbon neutral Petroleum. Research Thermal De-polymerization"
» posted by: Austin / Oct 06, 2007 05:58 PM
Great idea but also should we not focus on the possibility of renewable carbon neutral Petroleum. Research Thermal De-polymerization
» posted by: anonymous / Oct 05, 2007 08:26 PM
» posted by: anonymous / Oct 05, 2007 08:06 PM
Why don't we research your mom...and the global warming in her pants...
» posted by: phatbunni / Oct 05, 2007 03:24 AM
research something else? ur the stupid one, u wanna die from global warming ?
» posted by: anmont / Oct 04, 2007 08:45 AM
Are you people all insane? 'Spent that money researching something else?' 'Worthless causes?' 'Destroy the surfing?'

Our planet has multiple sources of replenishable electricity. Ones that are not pollutant. This type of installation would be out at sea probably in a current wouldn't you think? How could it possibly affect you surfing? As to the implications of previous installations obviously being some sort of meter for this installation, well that is the only sane comment to the negative but it has a shaky foundation. Ultimately, lets hope they thought about their large investment.
» posted by: Josh / Oct 03, 2007 10:51 PM
But won't this destroy the surfing?
» posted by: lbababab / Oct 03, 2007 09:11 PM
flkajtlkejkl s the way of the life of another is not what you may expect it to be within the sourounds of a confining area. to whom i may preach i know not, to where i go, i will find it shortly, of that i am sure. to where i goest is not of great haste, nay in fact this whole paragraph is mere gibberish, derived from the boorish mind a deviant. do enjou
» posted by: lol / Oct 03, 2007 04:06 PM
Actually I think the one in norway was tidal power, kinda like an underground wind farm.
» posted by: George Bush / Oct 03, 2007 01:41 PM
They should used the money they spent on that to start a war with someone. I hate it when people waste money on worthless causes.
» posted by: Sareth / Oct 02, 2007 07:41 AM
" " Wave Power generators " are these people stupid or what ? they could have spent that money into research for something else."

.... You would think that considering the force of a wave can rip a human to shreds that it would be worthwhile to research a way to use it as a power source. The problem is that people like you get in the way of it. At first you scream and scream about how its useless and the money could be better spent on making better beer. Then when they show it can be done and have a working prototype you tell them to prove it, only you dont give them time to work on improving the prototype design to the point where it is ready. "No," you say, "You said it works, put that one out there." They have no choice but to listen to you because there are thousands just like you in the government saying the same thing. Then it breaks and you complain about them delivering an 'unfinished' product. Gone are the ways of the romans. Even the most ruthless of Roman emperors knew to let his engineers decide when and how something would work. Their monuments have stood the test of time. Your selfish words will not.
» posted by: jesus / Oct 02, 2007 05:53 AM
" Wave Power generators " are these people stupid or what ? they could have spent that money into research for something else.
» posted by: voodoo / Oct 01, 2007 11:06 PM
shouldn't techno news be accurate? What a farce.
» posted by: Cyric / Oct 01, 2007 10:12 PM
It was in Norway a long time ago(15 years or so), just outside Bergen.

It got washed off by a storm and rebuilt and taken by the next storm again.. then they gave up.
» posted by: Mr Scatman / Oct 01, 2007 01:44 AM
» posted by: Dude22 / Sep 30, 2007 05:11 PM
Actually one was built several years ago at great cost, but it got smashed up in a storm before getting operational. Sorry no link, I remember it being big and yellow... Another one in europe
» posted by: Monkey No. 364 / Sep 30, 2007 10:33 PM
That's two fun knee!

Shouldn't Techno news be all about how it works?!

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