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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Portugal's wave machine

A commercial wave power machine is preparing to leave the Western Isles for Portugal. The new machine manufactured in Scotland is being shipped to Portugal to integrate the world’s first commercial wave farm.

The Edinburgh based company Ocean Power Delivery (OPD) was commissioned by a Portuguese consortium to build the initial phase of the scheme, which will generate renewable electricity from ocean waves.

The first of three 750-kilowatt Pelamis wave energy converters are being transported by ship from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis to the port of Peniche, off the northern coast of Portugal. If successful a further 28 will be ordered before the end of the year.

When finished, the 2.25-megawatt, 11 million euro project is expected to produce in average enough energy to supply some 1,500 Portuguese households with electricity.

(image from http://www.edie.net )

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3 Comments:

At 10:32 PM, Blogger A.J.Faria said...

Olá, Luis!
As opções positivas são sempre de enaltecer!
Um abraço,

 
At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Portugal Task Force

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger papoilasaltitante said...

Excelentes notícias...queremos mais!

 

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