Ocean Power Technologies is in the final lap of testing the America's first commercially licensed grid-connected wave-energy device.
The company has a federal permit for up to 10 generators that will produce energy from the Pacific ocean's swells.
Creative thinking, engineering and designing over the past 15 years has been refined to create an efficient and cost-effective way to tap the energy of the ocean's motion onto a wire and into a hydro grid.
The company plans to launch the first 260-ton buoy generator in October!
If they can develop this technology in Oregon, why can't we be doing something similar here to harness the power of the waves?
Sure it is pioneering technology, but so was wind a few short years ago! If nothing else this development goes to show how much demand there will be in the future fro clean, no fossil fuel generated electricity.
I wonder if the energy mandarins in this province are watching?