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Notes Tone Unturned
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The Great Wave off Kanagawa The Great Wave off Kanagawa, ca. 1829
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AUSTRALIA - TRAVEL & CULTURE

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WEATHER - OCEANOGRAPHY - EARTHQUAKES - TSUNAMIS
WAVE POWER GENERATION


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The Pelamis Wave Energy Converter - "a semi-submerged, articulated structure composed of cylindrical sections linked by hinged joints. The wave-induced motion of these joints is resisted by hydraulic rams, which pump high-pressure oil through hydraulic motors via smoothing accumulators. The hydraulic motors drive electrical generators to produce electricity. Several devices can be connected together and linked to shore through a single seabed cable. Current production machines are 140m long and 3.5m in diameter with 3 power conversion modules per machine.  Each machine is rated at 750kW. The energy produced by Pelamis is dependent upon the conditions of the installation site.  Depending on the wave resource, machines will on average produce 25-40% of the full rated output over the course of a year.  Each machine can provide sufficient power to meet the annual electricity demand of approximately 500 homes.(Pelamis Wave Power changed its name in September 2007. It was previously known as Ocean Power Delivery Ltd.)

Pelamis prototype during sea trials


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MARINE BIOLOGY  &  SHARK / CROCODILE  FOOD CHAIN


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