Renewable energy invention

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s a new invention that promises the ability to generate energy from waves.

Remarkably simply idea: have a heavy, but floating ball, like a buoy.

Attach it to a pump, so that it pumps water when the waves lift it up, and pumps water when gravity pulls it down.

Pump the water up a hill, or to the top of a nearby windturbine, and use a turbine to generate electricity as the water returns to the sea.

A “Searaser 1200” model (whatever that is) could apparently generate 1MW of power, at a cost 30% less than nuclear. Which is apparently enough for 1720 homes. So for Farnham we’d need about five of them?

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