Harnessing Wave Energy

Kime, Patricia
March 2010
Sea Power;Mar2010, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p28
The article reports that the Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) Inc. will manage its PowerBuoy,a wave-energy-conversion bouy at the U.S. Marine Corps base in Hawaii in 2010. OPT executive chairman George Taylor says that the device was released in Kaneohe Bay in December 2009 and it will supply energy for the Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc., which is the power supplier of the base. Taylor adds that factors such as technology limitations and sea environment slow down the development of the device.


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