The demand for electrical power is increasing daily. Other than conventional system sources of power generation are being looked into.
Australia has done a lot of commendable work. A new power plant with the capacity of one Mega watt has been launched in southern port of Port McDonnell. This will work on the principal of generating power from the wave actions of the ocean. A company called Oceanlinx has much hope for the success of this venture.
The government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has put in Aus $4.4 million of the estimated AUS $ 8 millions as assistance to the company. Oceanlinx will test the venture for one year before deciding which way to participate and share this power with the national power grid. If the experiment is successful then the next project of 10 Megawatt plant version will be readied.
Oceanlinx uses the principle of producing high pressure air by using sea waves turning the turbine to generate the electricity through electric generators. The The plant will be anchored by using reinforced prefabricated concrete slabs heavy enough to anchor in waters of depth 10 to 15 meters of depth so that no damage occurs to the seabed. The technology is to be shared between Government, research companies and the industry only after learning lessons to revitalize the venture.
Such projects are also being started off the coast of Cornwall,UK the capacity being 20 Megawatts. This project will benefit 35000 home yearly. Also in pipeline are projects being planned to be executed along the south west of western Europe.
Very soon the world should have an atmosphere where power generation eco friendly projects will be the order of the day.
Oceanlix has two important photos to share for the progress being made.