Wave farm

Energy & Sustainability
Wave farm

The first wave farm is open for biz, er, waving

The world’s first commercial wave farm went live at the end of September in Agucadoura, located off the coast of northern Portugal. Designed by Pelamis Wave Power, the farm employs three Wave Energy Converters – snakelike, semi-submerged devices that generate electricity with hydraulic rams driven by waves. This first phase of the new renewable energy farm is rated at 2.25 MW with 3 machines, and the the second phase will add an additional 25 machines to bring the capacity to 21 MW – enough to power 15,000 homes.

4 thoughts on “Wave farm

  1. IceBrain says:

    You know, I live in Portugal and I didn’t know this had been started. No TV channel announced it, no newspaper gave it more than a forth of a page in the middle pages. This is a little country, but this initiatives are so important they should have headlines in first page!

    Besides the ecologic reasons, we really need this: Portugal imports almost all of it’s energy supplies.

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