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UK to have wave farm
    2016-11-09  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    Despite their benefits, offshore wind farms can be a blight on the landscape. But an alternative is on its way in Cornwall, with Britain’s first wave farm set to start generating electricity with one device in 2018.

    If the device proves successful, 14 more are expected to follow in 2020. Together, they’ll be able to provide enough electricity for 6,000 homes each year.

    Carnegie Wave Energy, an Australian company, has been granted US$11 million from the European Regional Development Fund to support the first phase of its planned commercial project at Wave Hub in Cornwall.

    The device is called “Ceto 6,” named after a sea goddess in Greek mythology. Ceto is different from other wave energy devices as it operates underwater. This means it is safer from large storms and invisible from the shore. The grant represents 65 percent of the funding for a US$18.5m project to design, construct, install and operate a single, grid-connected Ceto 6 wave device.

    The device works using a large float submerged in the sea. As the float is lifted and lowered by the wave motion, this drives a pump and a generator. Power is delivered back to shore through subsea cables to power desalination* plants as well as for export into the grid.

    Three Ceto units are already in operation in Australia. It will start providing electricity in 2018, enough for 400 homes a year, but this will grow with another 14 devices by 2020 if the second stage of the project goes ahead. That will be enough to power 6,000 homes each year by 2020.

    Wave power could become a viable alternative to wind energy. It is much more predictable than wind power and it increases during the winter, when electricity demand is at its highest.(SD-Agencies)

 

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