Oh Buoy! Harvesting Wave Power on the Cheap
Columbia Power Technologies believes it has a better way to tap the power of ocean waves for clean energy: Good-bye steel turbines; hello fiberglass, a lighter-weight material that requires less maintenance. The five-year-old startup is now gearing up for the final small-scale test of its generator ahead of a full-scale demonstration project (up to 2 gigawatt-hours) planned for 2012 in Puget Sound, Reenst Lesemann, VP of business development, tells us.
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