Power from the wind and the moon…

No – not directly. I saw an article about Biomimetic Ocean Power on WorldChanging this evening.

I’ve always thought there was huge untapped potential in waves. Maybe because it’s kicked me around so damn much when I’ve been in the ocean…

It’s definitely not going to be your “typical” “Giant Turbine” power source, where you scale by making more and more monstrous turbines. It is fundamentally an inverse, to my mind – going for the small and scattering it widely. The challenges for building this sort of device and system for power have got to be pretty amazing – reducing tranmission overhead to nearly nothing, dealing with forces that tear islands apart… One hell of a challenge. Really interesting though. I hope these guys can do something with it.

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