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Posted Wed May 6 2009: from BBC:
'Anaconda' harnesses wave power
A new wave energy device known as "Anaconda" is the latest idea to harness the power of the seas. Its inventors claim the key to its success lies in its simplicity: Anaconda is little more than a length of rubber tubing filled with water. Waves in the water create bulges along the tubing that travel along its length gathering energy. At the end of the tube, the surge of energy drives a turbine and generates electricity.... [T]he problem holding back wave energy machines is that devices tend to deteriorate over time in the harsh marine environment. "Anaconda is non-mechanical. It is mainly rubber, a natural material with a natural resilience, and so has very few moving parts to maintain."... It is claimed that a group of 50 full-size Anacondas -- each 200m long -- could provide electricity for 50,000 homes.
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