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  •  Before I know how much of a good thing this is... (0+ / 0-) would help to get a better understanding of how much ocean area a project needs to use in order to power "a small town."

    In other words, if you're talking about a town of 2000 people and the project takes up a huge area (and costs a lot) then I'm not so sure. If the inverse, then this is a hopeful technology.

    I'm afraid the diary doesn't give a sense of that.

    This is not what I thought I'd be when I grew up.

    by itzik shpitzik on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 12:21:45 PM PST

    •  I suppose the good news is that the (1+ / 0-)
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      ocean is really quite large . . .

      And if it costs alot, isn't that just another way of saying "economic stimulus"?

    •  1 square kilometer for 20,000 homes (2+ / 0-)
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      according to their chart at the top :)

      Government for the people, by the people

      by axel000 on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 12:41:15 PM PST

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      •  Even more homes if we pay attention to (1+ / 0-)
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        the diary on the rec list on conserving electricity. It's amazing how much conservation will do.

        Environmental breakthroughs and projects sure take the edge off all the other news we are getting these days.

        This above all: to thine own self be true...-WS

        by Agathena on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 02:14:12 PM PST

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    •  This one will be built along a breakwater (0+ / 0-)

      A few details are here

      "The scheme will involve building a causeway out about 200 metres and a breakwater with 10 concrete caissons placed on the seabed. There will be 36 to 40 turbines in the caissons to generate electricity."


      "It is the first commercial wave farm in Scotland and is starting with a capacity to power around 1800 homes. This is proof of Scotland's unique opportunities in renewables and evidence that we are already on the way to seizing every opportunity to maximise our natural resources and capability to generate clean, green energy."

      "Seeing our planet as a whole, enables one to see our planet as a whole" - Tad Daley

      by Bill White on Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 12:46:46 PM PST

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