Wave power harnessed to power up homes

United States
June 2, 2008 6:49pm CST
"When it comes to tapping energy from the ocean, off-shore oil rigs are often what comes to mind. But the ocean itself is proving to be an efficient and environmentally friendly source of energy. Wave Dragon is developing the UK's first offshore wave farm." Read this on the goodnewsnetwork.org/. It is called the Wave Dragon. You can read about it at http://www.wavedragon.net/. This sounds like a great energy source without the greenhouse gas footprint. What do you think? I think we need to be open to innovated solutions to the energy/global warming issues.
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
3 Jun 08
That sounds great... a group of us were talking about energy this weekend, especially about wind and solar.. but we completely forgot about water! All that ocean water.. There's a local business not far from me that has a line of small windmills which look like fans on their roof.. they an turn them and they use natural means to make their product.. Why don't we all have a fan or two on our rooftop?!
• United States
3 Jun 08
Wind turbines are expensive and take a lot of land. But you can check them out here - http://www.sacbee.com/101/story/572358.html Some folks have created portable wind turbines like this - http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/10/index-awards-wing-personal-windmill/ And somewhere I saw small wind power generators that fit along the edge of the roof that are about the size of today's t.v. dishes. I can't find the link now, however. We are moving toward more renewable energy for everyone.
@snowy22315 (47212)
• United States
2 Jun 08
That sounds like an excellent idea. There definitely is alot of power within the ocean, and waves seem like they would be a great source of power. Kudos to whoever decided to harness the power of the ocean.
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• United States
3 Jun 08
Once we allow creative minds loose on the problems of the world there will be all kinds of solutions!