Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sea snake off the European coast

"What on earth is that?" was the first thought when reading this headline. Then enthusiasm increased: This monster uses the power of the waves to generate energy, off the coast of Portugal. Operation should have already started at the end of 2007 but even three years later the water snake is causing sensation. 140 m long, the plant is three kilometres off the coast of Agucadouras in the north of Portugal and can supply power seven days a week, 24 hours a day; each of the currently three generators supplies an average of 750 kW.



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