Friday, 14 May 2010


Oyster wave power - How it worksOyster wave power technology has been designed to capture energy found in nearshore waves and convert it into clean sustainable electricity.

The Oyster wave power device is a buoyant, hinged flap which is attached to the seabed at around ten metres depth, around half a kilometre from shore.

This hinged flap, which is almost entirely underwater, sways backwards and forwards in the nearshore waves.

The movement of the flap drives two hydraulic pistons which push high pressure water onshore to drive a conventional hydro-electric turbine.

In essence, the Oyster wave power device is simply a large pump which provides the power source for a conventional onshore hydro-electric power plant.

Once commercialised, multiple Oyster wave power devices will be deployed in farms typically of 100MW or more. GREEN POWER!!!!!!

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